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Re: TAN: new words [was: RE: LONG: Latest Wenetaic Stuff]

From:Grandsire, C.A. <grandsir@...>
Date:Monday, November 8, 1999, 14:24
FFlores wrote:
> > Lars Henrik Mathiesen <thorinn@...> wrote: > > > > Is it a coincidence that 'repeat' has 're-' in it? Where does > > > it come from? > > > > It's from the Latin verb peto, main senses 'attack/go towards' and > > 'ask for'. English has 'petition' and 'repetition' from Mediaeval > > Latin, I guess, and 'repeat' from Latin through French. > > Oh yes, Spanish has _pedir_ 'to ask for, to request' (it's one of > the e->i alternating verbs, BTW; does it happen in French too?).
I don't think so. But we have diphtongation: venir /v2n'iR/ (to come) -> je viens (I come) /Z@vj'E~/ -- Christophe Grandsire Philips Research Laboratories -- Building WB 145 Prof. Holstlaan 4 5656 AA Eindhoven The Netherlands Phone: +31-40-27-45006 E-mail: