Re: [tied] barba, farfeche, bãiat

From: Miguel Carrasquer
Message: 14711
Date: 2002-08-28

On Wed, 28 Aug 2002 20:10:50 +0200, alexmoeller@... wrote:

>Is something known if umbrian or
>oscan have had a past pasive for <esse>?

I don't know.

>I just ask because
>even in the romanian dictionary we find as fallow:
>rum. "a fi"= infinitive form of "to be", from lat. *sum, fui,

The Romanian infinitive (a fi), conjunctive (sã fiu, fii, fie, fim, fit,i, fie),
imperative (fii!, fit,i!) and present ptc. (fiind) of the verb "to be" are
derived from the Latin deponent verb <fieri> "to become" (itself derived from
the same root as the Latin perfect stem of "to be" fu-, PIE *bhuH-).

Miguel Carrasquer Vidal