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The Third Class of Weak Verbs in Primitive Teutonic, with Special Reference to Its Development in Anglo-Saxon


In this paper Marguerite Sweet offers a tentative explanation by showing parallels not in Latin (as was previously suggested) but in Gothic.
Publisher: Gorgias Press LLC
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SKU (ISBN): 978-1-60724-592-6
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Publication Status: In Print

Series: Analecta Gorgiana 338
Publication Date: Sep 4,2009
Interior Color: Black
Trim Size: 6 x 9
Page Count: 47
Language: English
ISBN: 978-1-60724-592-6
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For many years scholars have been seeking for an explanation of the origin and structure of the Teutonic third weak conjugation. To account for the diphthong of the stem alone forms one of the most perplexing problems of Teutonic grammar. In this paper Marguerite Sweet offers a tentative explanation by showing parallels not in Latin (as was previously suggested) but in Gothic. The topic is of interest to medievalists and particularly linguists.

For many years scholars have been seeking for an explanation of the origin and structure of the Teutonic third weak conjugation. To account for the diphthong of the stem alone forms one of the most perplexing problems of Teutonic grammar. In this paper Marguerite Sweet offers a tentative explanation by showing parallels not in Latin (as was previously suggested) but in Gothic. The topic is of interest to medievalists and particularly linguists.

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Marguerite Sweet

  • AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PHILOLOGY: I - THE THIRD CLASS OF WEAK VERBS IN PRIMITIVE TEUTONIC, WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO ITS DEVELOPMENT IN ANGLO-SAXON (page 5)