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":
#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.