From: Miguel Carrasquer
>--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Miguel Carrasquer <mcv@...> wrote:The use of *-ah2- as an iterative ending is at least PIE.
>> On Tue, 20 Sep 2005 15:59:55 +0000, Rob
>> <magwich78@...> wrote:
>> >--- In email@example.com, Piotr Gasiorowski <gpiotr@...>
>> >> The -a- is a suffix forming iterative stems.
>> >Where did/does it come from?
>> Probably *-ah2-, as Latin -a:re.
>Yes, that makes sense.
>> >> The /S/ comes from *-s- > + *-j- (*pros-i-ti vs. *pras-j-a-ti).
>> >Yes, that's what I had guessed. Where does the *-j- come from,
>> The usual pattern for this kind of verbs is short voweled
>> i-verb (e.g. skoc^iti, skoc^joN, skoc^itI) vs. long-voweled
>> a/je-verb (skakati, skac^joN, skac^jetI).
>So the *-j- comes from the verb stem?
>When do you think the *-a- ending was added?