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delirium happy
The other night, as I was lying in bed in bed, utterly failing to get to sleep, I had one of those sudden moments of inspiration. Not a particularly exciting or interesting moment of inspiration, bur inspiration none-the-less. What I realised, was the striking similarity between Russian and Latin verb endings:

amo / люблю -- um, well, it's a vowel at least, I guess
amas / любишь -- I know approximately no phonetics, but sh and s seem as if they're similar sounds
amat / любит -- they're both indisputably Ts
amamus / любим -- even if the latin does have a bit extra on the end, there's still the m in both of them
amatis / любите -- t and then another bit plonked onto the end
amant / любят -- well, it's something fruity and then a t at the end, so at least some similarity.

So what I'm now wondering is whether or not these are actually genuinely historically connected in any way, or if it's just a random coincidence or my imagination being over-active. Any cunning linguisticians reading this happen to know?

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It can go there if nobody here is smart/knowledgable enough to tell me the answer.

Yes. Russian and Latin are both descendants of Proto-Indo-European. Check out Greek, for another example: in the present passive indicative, -omai, -ei (from -osai), -tai, -ometha, -esthe, -ontai.

*nod* I know (a little bit) about PIE, but I also know you get convergent evolution sometimes, where things look like they're related but aren't. And I didn't know enough of any other language for comparison. Thanks for the confirmation.

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*points up*

Thus speaks an actual bona-fide linguistics type person.

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