On Thu, 16 Mar 2000, Roger Mills wrote: >[log in to unmask] writes: > ><< I remember being taught that the -n- of stand is an infix > as well. >> >As well as think-thought, bring-brought et al., similarly in German/Dutch >that I know of- how about Swedish? Latin tangere-tactus et al. Greek? >probably. Sanskrit has a class n-infixing verbs like (IIRC) root /ruc/ >'shine' > rinokti '3rd. sg.' So evidently of IE lineage, tho seemingly a >marginal procedure even at that remove. Don't know Swedish. Old Norse has thykkja-thotti; can't find bring. In Norse, -nk- -> -kk-. This might be an interesting feature for the IE conlangers amongst us to look into. The infix, that is. :) Padraic.