Definitions

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  • adjective linguistics Of a root, not having a thematic vowel and thus attaching inflections directly to the root.

Etymologies

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a- +‎ thematic

Examples

  • Thus by comparison with the traditional "thematic subjunctive" *-o-oh₂, Jasanoff's new interpretation of *-o-h₂ is relatively "athematic" although ironically the *-o- here is still the distinctive thematic vowel of the subjunctive seen in the "athematic verbs" of the traditional theory.

    Lehmann's dismissal of PIE *swe

  • Mar 05 2008 I decided to add footnote #1 because my use of "athematic" is ambiguous here.

    Lehmann's dismissal of PIE *swe

  • First of all, the 1ps subjunctive is typically understood to simply be *(-o)-oh₂ (although Jasanoff convincingly argues for a purely "athematic"1 *-oh₂ in the earliest stage of PIE, contrasting with present indicative *-mi) and the 1ps optative is normally *-yeh₁m.

    Lehmann's dismissal of PIE *swe

  • 1 By "athematic", I mean this in terms of traditionally theorized PIE grammar.

    Lehmann's dismissal of PIE *swe

  • These speeches, much as I admire them at one level "" and I really do "" are also narrowly focused and essentially athematic.

    The Great Miscommunicator

  • One of the things I came face to face with the other day was the matter of "the look" of athematic versus thematic verb stems in the earliest stage of Common Proto-Indo-European.

    Where do Narten presents come from?

  • Are the verbs which eventually become 'athematic stems' in non-Anatolian dialects also originally Narten stems?

    Where do Narten presents come from?

  • I presume that the reason for this infixing is not because the schwa was an actual animatizing morpheme but rather by analogy with the fact that most animate stems happened to be thematic (i.e. stems ending in a schwa) while inanimate stems tended to be athematic (i.e. stems ending in a consonant).

    Oops, I forgot about Thematicization

  • In Jasanoff's view however, thematic verbs (e.g. *bʰér-o-h₂ 'I carry') are underlyingly the original subjunctive forms while athematic verbs (e.g. *h₁éi-mi 'I go') are archaic presents.

    Archive 2008-03-01

  • The phrase "while inanimate stems tended to be inanimate (i.e. stems ending in a consonant)" should have read "while inanimate stems tended to be athematic (i.e. stems ending in a consonant)."

    Oops, I forgot about Thematicization

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