In Indo-European linguistics, a thematic vowel or theme vowel is the vowel *e or *o from ablaut placed before the ending of a Proto-Indo-European word. Nouns, adjectives, and verbs in the Indo-European languages with this vowel are thematic, and those without it are athematic. Used more generally, a thematic vowel is any vowel found at the end of the stem of a word.
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... In the term thematic vowel, theme refers to the stem of a word ... Hence, thematic vowel loosely means "stem vowel" ...
... in -s or -š, thematic vowel -a- (e.g ... in -is (or -ns/-ss, see below), thematic vowel -i- (e.g ... in -us, thematic vowel -u- (e.g ...
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