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Nasal Presents
(2,164 words)


The label “nasal presents” identifies those present stems that are built through affixes displaying a nasal element, like, e.g. Gk. zeúgnumi ‘I join’ (suffixation), or tunkhánō ‘I happen to’ (infixation and suffixation). Nasal morphology is part of the strongest IE heritage in the Greek verbal system; in fact, data offers a great deal of variation, both on the main formal parameters and on the f…

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Davide Bertocci, “Nasal Presents”, in: Encyclopedia of Ancient Greek Language and Linguistics, General Editor: Georgios K. Giannakis. Consulted online on 01 February 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-448X_eagll_COM_00000244>
First published online: 2013

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