Re: Possible ON -r derivation?
- On Sunday, April 6, 2003, at 01:23 AM, Boris Shapiro wrote:
> N _lhathron_ "hearer, listener, eavesdropper" (< *la(n)sro-ndo);I don't find that obvious. It is not at all unheard of to have "double"
> _lhathro_ or _lhathrado_ "listen in, eavesdrop". The etymology N
> _lhathron_ < _la(n)sro-ndo_ is interesting. Here we have _-ro_, which
> is obviously not agentive (because an agentive ending _-ndo_ present).
suffixes in languages; for example, the English word "children" is a
double plural (_childr-_ being from the original plural form). It
appears that in Noldorin original agentives in _-ro_ were strengthened
with the addition of _-ndo_ (note that this strengthening would have
the salutary effect of maintaining an agentive marker against the N.
loss of final syllables).
Carl F. Hostetter Aelfwine@... http://www.elvish.org
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Sunday, April 6, 2003, 5:56:18 PM, Carl F . Hostetter wrote:
>> Here we have _-ro_, which is obviously not agentive (because an agentiveCFH> I don't find that obvious. It is not at all unheard of to have "double"
>> ending _-ndo_ present). ...
CFH> suffixes in languages; ...
Yes, you're right. I should have remembered cases like N _badhron_
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