mestanyatse

mestanyatse

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How do you guys analyze mestanyatse "suffixion"? Is it a verb *mestanya- "to add to the end, extend" with an abstract suffix, or is it somehow a compound of metta/mesta "end" and *yatse "joining" from YAT? Or something entirely else?

Submitted by Lokyt Thu, 03/05/2020 - 16:31

I would at any rate guess the core to be mesta (or possibly mestan) "close by" (cf. mára mesta) and the actual meaning rather "affixion", although used specifically for "suffixion" because of the relative rareness of prefixes (and infixes).