Appendix talk:Proto-Indo-European/h₁ésti

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Removal of the descendants[edit]

I don't understand why the descendants have to be removed from here? *h₁és- doesn't list them in this form, and apparently this form of the word was notable enough to be listed by Mallory and Adams. EliasAlucard / Discussion 12:37, 12 May 2013 (UTC)

We don't list descendants of inflected forms unless they are irregular or special in some way, to avoid duplication of information that can be inferred elsewhere. That's why I didn't remove the descendants of *te. But something like *ph₂tḗr doesn't need entries for all of its inflected forms with descendants, because they form part of a regular paradigm. And this is a regular verb too, so its forms are predictable. —CodeCat 12:41, 12 May 2013 (UTC)
I would argue that h₁ésti is indeed a special word, and its descendants are quite commonly used in English and other languages ("c'est la vie" is a case in point). This isn't the same as creating a PIE entry for "ran" or "running" when there's already an entry for "run", as an example. This is a very commonly used verb, and it is frequently used in many Indo-European languages. If there had been one or two descendants for it, then yeah, it would be redundant with an entry, but there are many documented and frequently used descendants for *h₁ésti. EliasAlucard / Discussion 14:49, 12 May 2013 (UTC)
There are terms in PIE that have many more descendants than this one, like *ǵenh₁-. In fact, the verb *h₁és- only seems to have one or two descendants in most languages. There is no need to list the descendants of every single form of the verb on every separate page. —CodeCat 14:53, 12 May 2013 (UTC)