Re: [tied] Latin perfect tense

From: Miguel Carrasquer Vidal
Message: 7399
Date: 2001-05-26

On Wed, 23 May 2001 20:51:55 +0100, "petegray"
<petegray@...> wrote:

>> Are these really attested? I know -ei, -istei and -eit are, but what
>> about -e:ri? That would be interesting, as there are two ways of
>> explaining the final -e : either as *-i or *-e.
>There is the form steterai (6th century) for the 3 plural, normally
>explained as -ai for -i from the 1/2 singular. It is harder to explain -ai
>for short -e.

3 plural... hmm. This -ai just adds to my confusion (is the -e in
-e:re from *-e, *-i, *-ei, *-oi, *-ai ?)

Miguel Carrasquer Vidal