Re: Suppletory forms
|From:||Irina Rempt <ira@...>|
|Date:||Thursday, February 18, 1999, 7:54|
On Wed, 17 Feb 1999, Steg Belsky wrote:
Lars Mathiesen wrote:
> >Actually, both German and Scandinavian have suppletive forms here as
> >well. The preterites are from a strong verb "gangan" with an extended
> >stem (the infinitive/present infix -n-), which existed as a separate
> >verb as well. (In Danish it is obsolete, but known). I don't know
> >about Dutch and Frisian, though.
> Well, in Yiddish the past form of _gein_, "to go", is _zain gegangen_.
> Hmm...does German (and/or other Germanic languages) use a "have"/"be" +
> past participle?
Dutch does: gaan, ging, ben gegaan. In medieval Dutch it was "gegangen";
I don't know whether the forms with -aa- are indicative of a defective verb,
or just contractions.