Q. virya-, v. “to change, alternate”

This verb is intransitive, so it can be used of change of self but not of others. For change of others, use vista-.

One form of this word, wirne (PE17/191), is unclear in function. It is glossed “change” and could be a noun. However, it almost identical in form to the strong-past virne of virya- attested on PE17/189. It seems likely to me that this is the archaic form of the strong-past tense from before the change of ✶w- to v-.

Evidence elsewhere suggests the noun form of “change” is wistë.

References ✧ PE17/189.1205; PE17/189.1207; PE17/189.1209; PE17/191.1606





virinye past ✧ PE17/189.1209
virne strong-past ✧ PE17/189.1207