grammatical change


Definition of grammatical change

1 : the system of consonant contrasts in the Germanic strong verb according to Verner's law (Old English cēosan, choose; coren, chosen)
2 : verner's law

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History and Etymology for grammatical change

translation of German grammatischer wechsel

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“Grammatical change.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Dec. 2021.

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