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* Lars Henrik Mathiesen <[log in to unmask]> [000317 21:30]:
> > Date:         Thu, 16 Mar 2000 14:24:28 -0500
> > From: Padraic Brown <[log in to unmask]>
>
> > 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. :)

Some examples from Norwegian (Bokmål, that is, more or less eastern dialect):
bringe/bringer/bragte/har bragt    (to bring)
gå/går/gikk/har gått                (to walk)
gi/gir/ga/har gitt                  (to give)
ta/tar/tok/har tatt                 (to take)
skyte/skyter/skaut|skjøt/har skutt  (to shoot)
(and unofficial still, I think, /øy/-pattern instead of /au/-pattern,
and in this word <sk> is always /S/, not just the first two:)
skyte/skyter/skøyt/har skyti        (to shoot, [this one I use...])

One of the differences between norwegian (any type) and swedish/danish
are the diphthongs, they are both written and pronounced in norwegian, in
swedish they have been monophthongized, and danish has gone all the way
round, just about everything is pronounced as a diphthong, but not
written as such.

German is fun too, lots and lots of irregular verbs to fit into patterns :)
haben/habe/hat/habe gehabt          (to have, regular, weak)
gehen/gehe/ging/bin gegangen        (to walk, irregular, strong)


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