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Coptic Language - Grammar - Verbs - The Verbal Grade System
... It has four derived forms kɔt (the absolute state grade) ket- (the nominal state grade), kot= (the pronominal state grade), and kɛt (the stative grade) ... The nominal state grade is also called the construct state in some grammars of Coptic.) The absolute, nominal, and pronominal state grades are used in ... The absolute state grade of a transitive verb is used before a direct object with the accusative preposition /ən, əm/, while the nominal state grade is used ...

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