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Re: "Strong Verb/Ablauted Verb" Society?

From:Mark J. Reed <markjreed@...>
Date:Friday, February 18, 2005, 1:31
On Fri, Feb 18, 2005 at 12:57:19AM +0000, Bryan Parry wrote:
> Nor do I speak German, but those links seem very > useful. Cheers muchly.
I particularly like the three sets of suggestions for "behave": 1. behave/behove/behiven 2. behave/behad/behad 3. behave/washave/beenhave #3 seems inconsistent, though. The present tense should match: I amhave We arehave You arehave You arehave He/she/it ishave They arehave And of course the 3p sg pres in #2 should be "behas". :) Etymologically, is "behave" derived from either "be" or "have"? Other suggestions: "to run" should become "to rin", with "run" limited to the past participle role (rin, ran, run), thus placing it into the "begin" class. Analogously: pin, pan, pun sin, san, sun skin, skan, skun spin, span, spun tin, tan, tun win, wan, wun It gets even more fun if we allow diphthongs: join, joan, joun But I think that's getting carried away. :) -Marcos


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