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Inflection
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Blanket term for all types of differences between forms corresponding to a given stem (lemma). Inflection comprises declension of noun forms (substantive, adjective, and pronoun) and conjugation of verb forms. In the case of inflection various methods come to light that can be classified roughly as affixal and inflectional methods proper. In the Indo-European languages of antiquity, as well as in the modern age, both are represented equally.

Affixal methods comprise prefixes (elements placed before), suffixes (elements placed after) and infixes (i…

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Gippert, Jost (Frankfurt/Main), “Inflection”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 26 September 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e412940>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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