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The study of the history of words including their origins and the changes they've undergone through time.

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The best I could find out for their etymology is that they come from the Latin ire which can explain some of the other forms of this irregular verb (j'irais for example) but where do these v- and a- …
asked Nov 7 '14 by terdon
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As was explained to me by @Sindry, this type of mixed etymology is called suppletion, instances of which are overwhelmingly restricted to the most commonly used lexical items in a language. …
answered Nov 20 '14 by terdon