Chronology of the breakup of Common Romance [long]

Patrick C. Ryan proto-language at
Wed Aug 4 06:24:36 UTC 1999

Dear Ed and IEists:

 ----- Original Message -----
From: Eduard Selleslagh <edsel at>
Sent: Friday, July 30, 1999 6:42 PM

> At 23:15 19/07/99 EDT, you wrote:

> My hypothesis for the origin of the East-European -ch in Walach and the
> like: a derivative ending, often depreciative, still productive as -ak in
> Slavic (but also as an adjective forming suffix in Greek -ako's and in
> various forms in other IE lgs, and even in Etruscan -ach and in Sumerian
> -age).

Pat asks:

Sumerian -age? Do you have a reference for that "suffix"?


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ek, at ek hekk, vindga meipi, nftr allar nmu, geiri undapr . . . a ~eim
meipi er mangi veit hvers hann af rstum renn." (Havamal 138)

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