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CHAT: History of «ir»

From:Mark J. Reed <markjreed@...>
Date:Tuesday, July 3, 2007, 21:58
This should probably be tagged differently, but I don't know with
what.  The question concerns the historical development of a natlang.
Specifically Spanish.  How did the verb «ir» develop?  The usual Latin
root for "go" seems to have become «andar», while the everyday word
comes elsewhence and arrives in an odd set of forms.   Was there a
merger, like with English "go" and "wend"?  Did the present tense come
from some verb which, had its infinitive survived, would now be

This question occurred to me while I was trying to
remember/reconstruct the polite imperative for «dar», since the two
verbs have several parallel forms.  (Though *«daya» is not one of
them).  The other thing that occurred to me is that
_The_Dar_Imperative_ would be a good name for a science fiction
thriller.  And/or a rock band.

Mark J. Reed <markjreed@...>


Mark J. Reed <markjreed@...>
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