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.