On 12 January 2013 10:22, Leonardo Castro <[log in to unmask]> wrote: > Are there nat or conlangs whose words for "depart", "come", "pass", > "go" and "arrive" are derived from the same root? How does it work? Russian comes close, except that it makes different basic distinctions that result in more than one root that can be derived to produce words with all of those meanings. E.g., there's a root for walking somewhere one-way, a root for walking as a general or habitual occurrence, another two for riding on an animal / in a vehicle, etc. Prefixes are then used to specify the relevance of source, direction, and destination, thus deriving "go to", "depart from", "arrive at", "pass by", etc. -l.