Re: TAN: new words [was: RE: LONG: Latest Wenetaic Stuff]
|From:||Grandsire, C.A. <grandsir@...>|
|Date:||Monday, November 8, 1999, 14:24|
> 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~/
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