Some articles on strong grade, grade:
... for a set of alternations which pervade the language, between a "strong grade" and a "weak grade" ... The phonological factor which triggers the weak grade is the syllable structure of closed syllable ... However, there are contexts where weak grade fails to occur in a closed syllable, and there are contexts where the weak grade occurs in an open syllable ...
... endings and consonant gradation Nominative no marker in the singular, weak grade in the plural ... Genitive-accusative weak grade in the singular, weak grade + -i in the plural ... Dative-illative strong grade + -a, -a͕ or -ɛ in the singular, weak grade + -i in the plural ...
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