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Re: Suppletory forms

From:Nik Taylor <fortytwo@...>
Date:Saturday, February 20, 1999, 5:51
Pablo Flores wrote:
> I figured out it'd be nice to > have some suppletory forms (like "went" for "go" in > English), but I don't have a clue where they should > come from.
Consider the colloquial conjunction of the lexical verb "have" in English: Infinitive: have Future: will have Past: had Present progressive: having Present: got (I got, you got, he got, etc.) This comes from the expression "have got[ten]". If you've gotten something, then you have it. -- "It's bad manners to talk about ropes in the house of a man whose father was hanged." - Irish proverb ICQ: 18656696 AIM Screen-name: NikTailor