Hysteron Proteron (tom_mouse) wrote in linguaphiles,
Hysteron Proteron
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Esse - Etre - Sein - Van - Olmak...

What is the origin of the irregularity in the verb "to be" in many of the worlds languages?
Looking at Latin for example, there are stems in er-, es-, su- and fu- .u..

Why also languages not directly related to Latin also show these irregularities? Is there a reason for it? Would the language work the same if "to be" conjugated regularly?
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