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Bruce Gilson skripted:
 
> Given that it is also true that many, many verbs in original N do not end in -a
> (far more than the number of non-feminine NOUNS that end in -a) it is clear that
> (to me anyway) -a in Novial is not such a great way of deriving verbs. It
> really doesn't say "verb" to me.
 
It seems to me that -a is a very good verb ending.  It matches up with
E verbs in -ate, and Romance infinitives in -ar(e).  It also matches
up with international derivatives in -ation, -ative, -ace (E -acious)
etc, -ator (F -ateur) etc.
 
James Chandler
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