Re: [tied] Re: future

From: Miguel Carrasquer
Message: 18352
Date: 2003-01-31

On Fri, 31 Jan 2003 21:43:59 +0100, "alex_lycos" <altamix@...>

>There is a syllable which is to find in Slavic, Germanic, Romanic which
>is connected with life. And this is in Romanic [fi/vi], in Germanic [be]
>in Slavic [bi] too.
>[fi]re, [vi]vo
>le[be]n, to [be]
>I don't try to make any connection among them since I cannot go too deep
>. But I see that is maybe a coincidence that everywhere is in connection
>with life.
>But these do not mean anything since we do not know about existence of a
>such verb before the loan of slavic "trajU" . We can just suppose it
>could exist because there was the Latin verb "vivo" and that is all.
>For the form with "vi-" see even the Greek words "bios" and "biomai"
>where b/v is usually admitted in the inherited forms from Latin words
>into rom. lang.

There is a root *bheuH- "to grow, to become, to be", which gives in
Germanic "to be", "ich bin" etc., in Latin fui, futu:rus etc., in
Slavic byti "to be".

There's a completely unrelated root *gWeih3- "to live" which gives
Germanic quick, Latin vi:vus, vi:vere. Slavic z^iti, Greek bios and

Germanic leben/live is not related to either.

Miguel Carrasquer Vidal