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Re: germanic conlang

From:Almaran Dungeonmaster <dungeonmaster@...>
Date:Sunday, November 18, 2001, 12:51
> -----Oorspronkelijk bericht----- > Van: Constructed Languages List > [mailto:CONLANG@LISTSERV.BROWN.EDU]Namens John Cowan > Verzonden: donderdag 15 november 2001 21:11 > Aan: CONLANG@LISTSERV.BROWN.EDU > Onderwerp: Re: germanic conlang > > Lukasz Korczewski wrote: > > > oh, here's a good example - > >"to help". in english it's a weak verb but in other germanic > languages it's > >strong. > > In fact "help", "holp", "holpen" survived in English until about > 1550: the King James Bible (1611) records an intermediate state, with > "helped" dominating but with 5 surviving instances of "holpen", > sometimes with "have", sometimes with "be".
In Dutch, the official/traditional form is helpen-holp-geholpen, but unofficially, it has become helpen-hielp-geholpen, probably under the influence of more common verb forms such as lopen-liep-gelopen (to walk). Maarten