From: Richard Wordingham
> Brian M. Scott wrote:vowel as
> > At 2:16:54 PM on Saturday, December 25, 2004, alex wrote:
> >> German "-isch", English "-ish", is this suffix going back
> >> to PGmc. "-eske" or is there an another explanation ?
> > PGmc *-iska-, I believe.
> > Brian
> Hmmm, I doubt about the last vowel. I assume there is an palatal
> well. This suffix makes in Germanic languages adjectiva whichshows the
> action "like" "as a child" (childisch). Apparently this is acomparative
> function here but how do we have to get this comparative back towhat? The
> need for a backvowel (i, e, e:)You mean front!
> in the suffix is requested by Rom. "-eshte"(peasant)
> < "*eske" for instance. The meaning is the same: "like" [tsãran
> tsãrãneshte= like the peasants)We discussed the Romanain suffix in Messages 15321, 15324, 15326,