Re: Re : Re: Ong Rokbeigalmki (A Rokbeigalmki Chant)
|From:||Christophe Grandsire <grandsir@...>|
|Date:||Thursday, September 30, 1999, 7:14|
Thomas R. Wier wrote:
Most of them come from the Latin verb IRE, but as for 'aller' itself I
> "From Http://Members.Aol.Com/Lassailly/Tunuframe.Html"
> > 2nd pl. pers. of "aller" ("to go")
> > je vais
> > tu vas
> > il/elle va
> > nous allons
> > vous allez
> > ils/elles vont
> > one french most regular verbs (future : "j'irai" etc.)
> That looks to be an interesting example of suppletion
> there. Do you know anything about its origins?
> And what are the phonetic renderings of those forms?
> (I'm a nonfrancophone here.)
Okay. In my French, it is:
je vais: /Z(@)v'E/
tu vas: /tyv'a/
il/elle va: /il/Elv'a/
nous allons: /nuzal'O~/
vous allez: /vuzal'e/
ils/elles vont: /il/Elv'O~/
> > given that - according to the francophonie's choatic and ruinous plans -
> > french must be the 2nd millenium's ial
> (you mean third millennium, right?)
> > i suggest that
> > - for the sake of mere regularity - "allez" be spelled "alez".
> > more scientific improvements welcome.
> Well, that depends on a lot of things, on an (explicit) understanding
> of the entire grammatical system of French. For example, if French
> pronouns really do act more like prefixes now on verbs than as
> separate unbound morphemes, it might be better to accept this in the
> official orthography.
Don't even think of it :) ! French people are very conservative of
their orthography (well, at least those who can master it). There's a
sadist tendency of making pupils suffer when they want to learn how to
write correctly :) .
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