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  • noun linguistics In Proto-Indo-European linguistics, a term used to describe an ablaut form of a root characterized by the absence of the basic ablauting vowel phonemes */e/ and */o/.

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Examples

  • She should be able to handle a zero-grade hike without breaking a sweat.

    Unspeakable

  • Technically *mélit displays proper form with full-grade in the accented syllable and zero-grade in the unaccented and it also is supported by reflexes in Celtic, Germanic, Latin, Greek and Anatolian languages.

    Archive 2010-03-01

  • Technically *mélit displays proper form with full-grade in the accented syllable and zero-grade in the unaccented and it also is supported by reflexes in Celtic, Germanic, Latin, Greek and Anatolian languages.

    My sweet honey bee

  • If Hittite would have a meaning for a word with this root in the zero-grade which could be plausibly changed to get the meaning that we find in the Greek word.

    Missing honey

  • My understanding of Greek morphophonology is far too feeble to tell if this is possible or nonsense, but I wonder if the Greek word could be a zero-grade derivativ.

    Edward Sapir and the Philistine headdress

  • She should be able to handle a zero-grade hike without breaking a sweat.

    Unspeakable

  • She should be able to handle a zero-grade hike without breaking a sweat.

    Unspeakable

  • With that said, the age of *-tó- seems confirmed by the fact that its earliest formations involve zero-grade of the root.

    The PIE *to-participle in my subjective-objective model

  • No, it's not because the first syllable is full-grade and accented in "hand" but unaccented and zero-grade in "father".

    I tripped over Pre-IE the other day

  • No, it's not because the first syllable is full-grade and accented in "hand" but unaccented and zero-grade in "father".

    I tripped over Pre-IE the other day

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