Re: OT: multiroot verbs, was: sorta OT: cases: please help...
|From:||Andreas Johansson <and_yo@...>|
|Date:||Saturday, December 8, 2001, 13:57|
Lars Henril Mathiesen wrote:
> > Date: Fri, 7 Dec 2001 02:38:28 EST
> > From: Elliott Lash <AL260@...>
> > And while where at it...where did `eode' come from and why was there
> > never a past tense built on `go'???
>OE eode would be the weak preterite of a verb cognate to L eo, Gr
>eimi, Skt ayam (perfect).
>Gothic had the cognate iddja in the preterite, which took weak
>preterite endings despite not looking like a weak preterite; I'm not
>aware of a cognate in North Germanic, but it would have been something
>What North Germanic does use is a strong past tense based on gangan,
>e.g., Swedish gikk, (obsolete) plural gingo.
The proper spelling is "gick". You may occasionally still hear the
subjunctive form "ginge", too.
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