Further to my previous reply, I am also interested in the following words,
and wondered if anyone was prepared to accept the view that they contain
examples of the same noun-forming suffix:
Ir bunadhas, W dinas and (OW) camas, ScGael caolas
Please add to the list if your answer is positive!
> On Tue, 27 Jan 1998, Richard Coates wrote:
> > Does anyone have a view about how long the suffix *-Vstu remained in
> > use in OIr? What is the latest coining that anyone knows of?
> Your question is intriguing, but my ignorance outstrips my interest
> here. Could you provide a few examples of the use of this suffix in
> OI? I came up with two possibilities, but I don't know if either is
> what you have in mind:
> 1. The proposal that IE *-es- + *-tu- -> *-essu-, as in *dor-essu-,
> which comes out as "dorus" in OI
> 2. The OI nominalizing suffix -etu, -atu, which turns the adjective
> "u/asal" into "u/aisletu", and so on.
> Dennis King