On Sat, 19 Feb 2005 07:00:31 +0000, Ray Brown <[log in to unmask]> wrote: > The verb survives into modern Greek, but with only two stems: > /erx- /'present stem' with middle voice endings. > /erT- / 'aorist stem' with active voice endings. Perhaps more precisely, /erT- / ~ /elT- /, with the form with /r/ being a more formal register and the one with /l/ more colloquial. > In modern Greek "go" is /p'jeno/ "I go" /pi'jeno/ (you seem to have dropped an /i/?) > (no infinitive in M. Greek) with aorist /'pija/ "I went". Well, I'd say /'piGa/, since |g| before back vowels is [G]. Though you could write it as /pigeno/, /piga/, since it's the same phoneme TTBOMK, but I wouldn't use /j/ as the symbol for that single phoneme. There's also /'pao/ for "to go". I'm not sure on what basis speakers select between /pa-/ and /pigen-/ in the present. The future is always /(Ta) 'pao/, though. Cheers, -- Philip Newton <[log in to unmask]> Watch the Reply-To!