Re: [tied] gerundium in slavic

From: Piotr Gasiorowski
Message: 17698
Date: 2003-01-16

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From: "alex_lycos" <altamix@...>
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Subject: Re: [tied] gerundium in slavic

> I was wondering abozut the germanic gerundium which is "-end" "-ing" (
> is there some more suffixes?)

They have fallen together in English, but originally nouns of action were formed with <-ung>/<-ing> only, while <-ende> (= OHG -anti, ON -andi, Goth -ands) was the present participle suffix. The latter is related to Latin participles in <-ent-> (< PIE *-ont-/*-n.t-), but not to the Latin gerund.

> and the latin gerundium "-nd, -end" as

This probably comes from *-mn-o-.

> well as greek gerundium "-endo".

Greek gerunds in <-endo>? What do you mean?