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The Inflexions and their Use 3980
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15th century 1st and 3rd 2nd pers 3rd pers 3rd person Ablaut-series adjectives adverb already in OE analogy Anglian appears back vowels became become beside Chaucer coalesced consonant dative derived dialects diphthongs early Southern texts East Midlands ending feminine French front vowels gender genitive grammatical gender hence Humber i-mutation indefinite article indicates infinitive inflected forms inflexions initial Kent Kentish labials later Latin lengthening loanwords long vowels loss of final masc masculine medially Middle English ModE monophthongisation nasal neuter Norse North Northern Northumbrian Note nouns occur OE period open syllables Orrm palatal participle person sg plural pres.ind pres.ind.sg pret pret.pi pret.ptc pret.sg preterite remains rimes short vowels shortened Singular sound South West South Western spelling spelt spirant stem-vowel stress-shift substantival suffix syncope uninflected unrounded unstressed velar vocalised weak verbs weakly stressed West Saxon WGmc words