Verb extensions

From: Glen Gordon
Message: 15926
Date: 2002-10-05

>[...] presumably from the PGmc. root *geut- < *g^Heud-, i.e. PIE *g^Heu-
>with the extension *-d-,

What's up with this extension *-d- business? I've
seen it proposed that *weid- "to know" is actually
an extension of *wei- "to bend" (erh, as in "to
bend the truth a little"...). I'm just wondering how
secure this extension *-d- is. My hypothesis is that
either there is no such extension or its occurence
is vastly exaggerated.

- gLeN

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