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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

  • 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.

    Archive 2008-03-01

  • 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.

    Archive 2008-03-01

  • 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

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

    Archive 2008-03-01

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

    Lehmann's dismissal of PIE *swe

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

    Archive 2008-03-01

  • 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?

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