Inflectional Classes
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Abstract

Based on the shape of their stems, three nominal classes are distinguished in Greek morphology: thematic ā-stems (and *ja-stems), thematic o-stems and athematic stems (ending in consonants and in the high vowels -i and -u).

1. Classification

Based on the shape of their stem, three nominal classes are distinguished in Greek morphology: thematic ā-stems, thematic o-stems and athematic stems (ending in consonants and in the high vowels -i and -u). Their subcategories are as…

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Vit Bubenik, “Inflectional Classes”, in: Encyclopedia of Ancient Greek Language and Linguistics, Managing Editors Online Edition: First Last. Consulted online on 21 July 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-448X_eagll_COM_000016>
First published online: 2013



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