The Greek Origins of Linguistics
Even though the Indian tradition was much the more sophisticated of the two, it was the Greeks who founded the European tradition. The great Greek scholar Aristotle (384-322 BC) took the first step.
The Greek verb leipo "leave", like any Greek verb, has more than 300 distinct forms.
leipein to leave leipon leaving leipsein to be going to leave leipson going to leave lipein having left leipo I leave leipeis you (singular) leave leipei he/she leaves leipomen we leave leipete you (plural) leave leipousi they leave leipo (that) I may leave leipoimi may I leave leipso I will leave leipsoimi may I leave (future) elipon I left lipo (that) I might leave lipoimi might I have left leloipa I have left eleloipe I had left leipomai I remain
The King of Persia took a vast army into Greece.
Aristotl e went no further, but thi s division is st ill recognized today, as a fundamental part of the analysis of sentences.
leipomai I will remain elip6men I remained leleimmai I have remained leiphth~somai I will be left eliphthen I was left