Present Stem

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Latvian Grammar - Verbs - Conjugation Classes
... The classification depends on whether the verb stem has a thematic vowel, and if so, whether it is retained in present tense ... is characterized by an absence of the thematic vowel in infinitive, present as well as past ... verbs are always monosyllabic and their stems undergo sounds shifts ...
Basque Verbs - Verb Stems
... possesses synthetic finite forms, these are based on an ultimate stem (called the "basic stem" here) which is normally also present in the participle ... For example, the verb etorri 'come' has the basic stem -tor- from which are derived both the participle etorri (with the non-finite prefix e- and the participle suffix -i) and the finite present stem -ator- and non ... The participle is generally obtained from the basic stem by prefixing e- or i- (there is no rule if the stem begins with a vowel, j- is prefixed instead), and suffixing -i (to stems ending in a consonant ...
Persian Verbs - Details - Infinitives and Stems
... The principle parts to remember are the past stem and present stem ... The past stem is the easier to recognize, as it is determined simply by removing the ن (-an) from the infinitive ... (gereft) دیدن (didan, to see) - دید (did) The present stem tends to vary more, and in many common verbs bears little resemblance to the infinitive or past stem ...
Proto-Slavic Language - Grammar - Verbs - Conjugation
... different PIE verb classes were retained in Proto-Slavic, including (among others) simple thematic presents, presents in *-n- and *-y-, stative verbs in *-ē- (cf ... The forms of each verb were based on two basic stems, one for the present and one for the infinitive/past ... The present stem was used before endings beginning in a vowel, the infinitive/past stem before endings beginning in a consonant ...

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