Re: The potentially non-stative nature of *es-?

From: MCLSSAA2@...
Message: 7197
Date: 2001-04-23

--- In cybalist@..., "Glen Gordon" <glengordon01@...> wrote:
> ... Is not *e:s- the root for "to sit"? ...

I thought that the PIE root for "sit" was {sed}. Present tense: Greek
"hizo:" points to {sizdo:}. Latin "sedeo:" from *"sedejo:" looks like
an alteration. Germanic has e.g. Anglo-Saxon "sittan" from {"sedj-}.
Anglo-Saxon past "saet" (sg), "sae:ton" (pl) points to PIE perfect

I don't see why "to be" shouldn't have a use for a perfect aspect,
e.g. "I have been at the market" in the course of describing some
occurrence resulting from that visit.