Based on: *leis-, *lois-
The core idea of this root was:
From there, it shifted toward the broader sense of pursuit and eventually even further toward pursuit of knowledge.
Here’s a quick overview over English family members:
- to learn (pursue a trace to knowledge)
- lore (what is learned)
- to last (follow a track, stay on track -> remain)
- delirious (Originally “off track->crazy” in Latin)
The meaning of German leisten evolved from a sense of following directions, doing your work and then shifted a bit toward getting results.
is this article still in the works?
Absolutely. It’s probably coming out… next year. (to quote Elon Musk).
Seriously though… I’m struggling to decide what “angle” I’ll go with. If I start writing without having the narrative “arc” it’ll be a disaster because I will run into a brick wall halfway.
ok, look forward to reading it one day (hopefully) : )