Re: [tied] gerundium in slavic

From: alex_lycos
Message: 17697
Date: 2003-01-16

Piotr Gasiorowski wrote:
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> From: "alex_lycos" <altamix@...>
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> Subject: Re: [tied] gerundium in slavic
>> Interesting . Are the slavic singular in this way of making
>> gerundium?
> There are many ways of deriving action nouns from verbs in various
> branches of IE, just as there are numerous formations that evolved
> into infinitives in this or that branch. As far as I know, the
> gerunds in *-Ije are a Slavic speciality). I think the suffix is
> etymologically identical with the Slavic collective in *-Ije < *-ejom
> Piotr

I was wondering abozut the germanic gerundium which is "-end" "-ing" (
is there some more suffixes?) and the latin gerundium "-nd, -end" as
well as greek gerundium "-endo".It seemed to me to make a "corpus
comunus" in this point, this is why I asked about slavic way of building
Since it seems we have some specialists in vedic/indic culture here, how
is the gerundial form in vedic and sanskrit and actual modern indian