>*excula (lost of ending "-re")
The infinitive Latin endings -are, -ére, -ere,
-ire aren't lost in Romanian: they are there!
Only that the Romanian (so-called "long
infinitive") has the exclusive function of
a... substantive. Thus, the actual infinitive
is in this case "a scula" [sku-'la], but
the "long infinitive" is "sculare"; with the
definite article "scularea" (all these long
infinitives are feminine in Romanian).
"De$teptarea! Scularea!" (wake-up shoutings :)
(Deverbal substantivations are also made of
the past participles => neutral substantives;
in the case of "a scula" > "sculat", with
article "sculatul". So, you can say either
"Scularea (de) dimineatza" or "sculatul (de)
dimineatza" (waking up in the morning).)
>>An non-nasal form is Alb. word shtaga 'stick'
BTW, then it somehow has to be related
to German <Stange> [Stang&] 'stick, pole'.
>"stancus"=tired. I don't know why for a
>"tired" or "clumsily" person someone has
>to call the left side the "tired" one.
You've been given an explanation by someone
on another list; but you prefer to do away
with that explanation (for reasons that
are hardly pertaining to linguistics
>How I said
"*As* I said/did/made/etc..."