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‘Narten’ Presents
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‘Narten’ presents (both active and middle) are athematic root forms whose accent remains on the root throughout the paradigm, which displays lengthened/full-grade alternation. This phenomenon was described by Johanna Narten in 1968 and is named in her honor.

In her seminal 1968 paper, Johanna Narten studied a specific type of Proto-Indo-Europeanroot present(Present Tense). The formation she described gained the name ‘Narten presents’ in her honor. As characteristics of this present formation are intimate…

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Sarah Rose, “‘Narten’ Presents”, in: Encyclopedia of Ancient Greek Language and Linguistics, General Editor: Georgios K. Giannakis. Consulted online on 27 September 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-448X_eagll_SIM_00000501>
First published online: 2013

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