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Or, on observe le meme elargissement en celtique: irlandais air-mitiu « honneur » (theme en -n-). Le fait existe en osco-ombrien comme en latin : en face de natus, le latin a natio, nationis, et l'ombrien a n a t i n e « natione ». Une autre langue periphe>ique, Farmenien, offre pareille innovation ; type -t'iwn. Les formations suffixales sont, dans les langues indo-europ^ennes, un element en grande partie recent. II se trouve ici encore que italique et celtique oflrent des concordances speciales.
Mais il y a un type complexe en *-s"mo-: lat. 144 on Thu Nov 04 16:41:50 GMT 2010. 007 Cambridge Books Online © Cambridge University Press, 2010 PH0N&T1QUE 33 ham « le plus vieux », vieil irlandais dilem « le plus cher » ; le vieil irlandais nessam et le gallois nesaf se laissent superposer au theme de osque nessimas « proximae », ombrien nesimei « proxime ». Or, cette formation est propre a l'italique et au celtique, concordance frappante. Ce superlatif de type derive" est d'autant plus remarquable que le latin et l'irlandais ont e"galement generalise" le type indo-europeen de comparatif radical: lat.
La concordance est d'autant plus frappante qu'elle se poursuit dans le menu detail, a la l re personne du singulier, les langues occidentales du type du celtique et de l'italique n'avaient sans doute he~rite de l'indo-europeen aucune caracteristique moyenne viable au present (le type en -I de uldl n'a vecu qu'auperfectum). Des lors, on a fait la l rc personne du deponent en ajoutant 1'element -r a la forme active, d'oii lat. sequor, irlandais sechur. A la 3e personne du singulier, il y avait au contraire une desinence moyenne, d'oii lat.