G+ LoME Archive
Dec 05, 2017 (11:47)
our best option for the simple notion of "to put, place, set sg"?
Etymology had a verb
but it was struck out and anyway would clash with
"to name". MEN to me implies a sense of motion.
Dec 06, 2017 (03:37)
I searched around and couldn’t find anything better. Conceivably we could construct at transitive verb “lay” from the root KAY “lie”, but the usual transitive suffix ta already appears in the intransitive verb caita, so I am not sure how to construct it.
Dec 06, 2017 (10:05)
yes, I was also thinking about constructions like
Gnomish had pâ- v. “put; do put” but that hardly helps us.
Dec 06, 2017 (13:43)
It's a pity we don't know the meaning of
... In any case, I imagine that a transitive neo-Q derivation from KAY would probably need to involve an adjective (*
*Sed-tâ- would yield Q *
A third potentially useful root is KHAD.
Dec 06, 2017 (15:20)
Actually, yā can also be used to form transitive verbs, so perhaps unglossed caia- could mean “lay” from KAY-yā > kaiya > kaia.
Dec 06, 2017 (19:21)
Indeed what I was hinting at — but given the lack of a gloss, the odds (yā being intransitive in
etc.) do not convince me to use
in that sense just yet.
Dec 07, 2017 (06:15)
Well -ta can be used both transitively and intransitively, so maybe -ya can as well. But you are right: without a gloss, it’s just a guess.