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Postby William Hupy » Wed Jun 25, 2014 10:17 am

In Spanish "I go" is voy, although the infinitive "to go" is "ir". I am wondering if this is a pickup from Latin "via" and eventually our voyage.
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Re: voyage

Postby Slava » Thu Jun 26, 2014 10:37 pm

More directly, voyage comes from viaticum, but viaticum does come from via. We'll need to find a resource on Spanish etymology for the rest. That is beyond my ken.
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Re: voy

Postby Audiendus » Thu Jul 03, 2014 7:43 am

Apparently the Spanish "voy" is derived from the Latin "vado" (I go):

It seems from the Wiktionary entries that "voy" and "via" are not etymologically related.

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Re: voyage

Postby Perry Lassiter » Thu Jul 03, 2014 2:54 pm

The infinitive is ir, and it's radically irregular all the way through its conjugation.

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Re: voyage

Postby Philip Hudson » Sat Jul 05, 2014 12:51 am

Of all the Spanish "go" conjugations, I particularly like "vamose". Then there is the famous Latin phrase, "Quo Vadis?" It should give everyone pause to think.
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