Showing posts with label weak verbs. Show all posts
Showing posts with label weak verbs. Show all posts

28 August 2014


Published, edited, formatted, images added & annotations/commentary (in red) by Kenneth S. Doig
(from Wikipedia)http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Germanic_verb
locations of various early Indo-European peoples in middle-antiquity (c. 1000 BC)
The Germanic (Gmc) language-family is one of the language-groups that resulted from the breakup of Proto-Indo-European (PIE). 
It in turn divided into North-Gmc (NGmc), West-Gmc (WGmc) and East-Gmc (EGmc) groups, and ultimately produced a large group of mediaeval and modern languages, most importantly: 
Danish, Norwegian & Swedish (North); English, Frisian, German and Dutch (West); and Gothic (East, extinct).
 verb-comparisons of several modern-day Indo-European (Italo-Romance vs. Germanic) (imagesource)
The Germanic verb-system lends itself to both descriptive (synchronic) and historical (diachronic) comparative-analysis. 
This overview article is intended to lead into a series of specialist articles discussing historical aspects of these verbs, showing how they developed out of PIE, and how they came to have their present diversity.

16 October 2013

SUEBO-GOTHONIC'S (GERMANIC) SEVEN DISTINCTIVE FEATURES


Published, edited, formatted & commentary (in red) by Kenneth S. Doig

SCANDO-TEUTONIC'S SEVEN DISTINCTIVE FEATURES

Germanic became different from the other Indo-European language groups in seven main ways:
1.
The Indo-European verbal system was simplified. Indo-European distinctions of tense and aspect (indicates whether an action or state is viewed with regard to beginning, duration, in-completion, etc.) were lost except for the

16 December 2011

THE GERMANIC FIRST CLASS OF WEAK VERBS


PUBLISHED, ITALICIZED, FORMATTED & ANNOTATED (IN RED) BY KENNETH S. DOIG
Preface
by K.S.Doig

Dr. Kortlandt is a brilliant, "no-nonsense", (he does not get involved politicizing linguistics/philology or psychobabble pumped out by the likes of Noam Chomsky, PhD, no doubt brilliant, has written some groundbreaking stuff, but get way too political. linguist, he's one of my favorites. I believe Dr. Kortlandt, judging from his typographically 'sloppy' (a superficial problem that in no way takes away from his brilliant works!) writing practices, he frequently forgets to end sentences with a period or the proper punctuation-mark, he does not italicize foreign words & infrequently misspells things in his English writings.
Germanic Urheima
Remember, he is a non-native English-speaker, his mother-tongue is Dutch. An example of his misspellings is that he repeatedly wrote "regulär" [Swedish & Hochdeutsch] for "regular". He might be dyslexic, have ADHD or a mild case of Asberger's Syndrome (AS), all three are often found among brilliant people. I have ADHD & might have a mild case of AS myself. I mean NOT to say I am brilliant, but it is a fact. Well, Dr. Kortlandt is a fantastic general Indo-European & Slavic linguistic. Enjoy!
Ken  
ÞUNOR/DONAR/ÞÓRR
Frederik Kortlandt, BA, BA, MA, MA, PhD, professor of descriptive and comparative linguistics
Department of comparative linguistics 
Leiden University, the Netherlands
(websource)

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