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OT catachist etc

From:Lars Finsen <lars.finsen@...>
Date:Sunday, December 3, 2006, 17:15
Den 3. des. 2006 kl. 15.47 skrev R A Brown:
> > Sorry not to have replied sooner - have been laid up with flu, but > now fit & well.
Good for you.
> Sorry - I don't have etymologies. Maybe PIEists on the list can > help. I assume the -te:s (nom.; stem -te:- ) ending is a nominal > use of the PIE -t- formative suffix which IIRC formed (de)verbal > adjective, indifferent as to voice.
Ok, yes, I am using that a lot in Urianian.
> -tis is just the feminine of -te:s with the formative element -id-. > I assume -tria & -tris (-trid-) are Greek formations adding a > feminine suffix to the IE agent suffix -tor ~ -ter ~ -tr
Possibly. I should make more use of that one in Urianian, I think.
> I have no idea about -mo-, sorry :=(
Well maybe it's related to an instrumental plural or something. I have checked Sihler's comparative Greek/Latin, but it's concentrating annoyingly on roots, like most comparative books. I find it hard to locate sufficient information on derivative suffixes. LEF