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If we are looking for a verb, I think your suggestion of iotare is actually a very good one. You observe that iotare might mean several other things(*) like making a iota or becoming a iota(in the passive (**)), which is apparently correct indeed, but that's how verbs work; they might mean different things and IMO we should not be deterred by this. We can ...


There is the Greek ending -ιζω, which is still productive in English as the ending -ize/-ise, and which one could certainly latinize into -izo (with a "foreign" letter Z), or into -iso or -ico. Of course, most of the verbs you'd derive in that way would be neologisms.


There is a suffix -atus that forms adjectives with this kind of meaning. Like English -ed, it looks the same as a common past participle ending, but the words are not actually past participles: no corresponding finite verb is necessarily in use. For example, dentatus means “toothed” in the sense of “having teeth”; it is not a participle meaning “having been ...


Scherer and Thumb 1959 (v.2) call this use of the geminate μμ instead of a single μ Hyperaiolismen (cf. 'hyper-Lesbian' in Miller 2014: 243 ὄρημμι). They write that "Nicht selten sind Hyperaiolismen im überlieferten Text in den Papyri. So galt μμ für μ anderer Dialekte (ἔμμι, ἄμμες) als “aiolisch” und wurde deswegen nach langem Vokal geschrieben, wo es ...

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