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Q. virya- v. (ya-formative) “to change, alternate” (Category: to Change)

Q. virya-, v. (ya-formative) “to change, alternate” (Category: to Change)

This verb is intransitive, so it can be used of change of self but not of others. For change of others, use vista-.

One form of this word, wirne (PE17/191), is unclear in function. It is glossed “change” and could be a noun. However, it almost identical in form to the strong-past virne of virya- attested on PE17/189. It seems likely to me that this is the archaic form of the strong-past tense from before the change of ✶w- to v-.

Evidence elsewhere suggests the noun form of “change” is vistë.

References ✧ PE17/189, 191





virinye past; half-strong-past ✧ PE17/189
virne past; strong-past ✧ PE17/189


Phonetic Developments

WIS > virya- [wisja-] > [wizja-] > [βizja-] > [vizja-] > [virja-] ✧ PE17/189
WIS > virya [wisja-] > [wizja-] > [βizja-] > [vizja-] > [virja-] ✧ PE17/191