Some articles on grade, strong grade:
... combination of 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 ...
... 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 ...
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