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And gen. sg. were also identical (so that the ablative did not have a distinctive ending in either number, though the pattern of syncretisms still distinguished it as a separate case). Though the reconstruction of dual endings is (as usual) diYcult, it seems clear that no more than three dual endings can be reconstructed; of course it is not surprising that syncretism was most extensive in the most ‘marked’ of the numbers. ) that were largely diVerent from those of the masculine and feminine, there was only one neuter ending for all three cases in each of the numbers.

But a state can also be viewed as an event extending over Proto-Indo-European 25 time, and in fact quite a few present stems were actually stative in meaning (*h1e´sti ‘(s)he is’, *gwı´h3weti ‘(s)he’s alive’, *k´ e´yor ‘it’s lying Xat’, *we´stor ‘(s)he’s wearing’). This kind of inconsistency is not surprising in a natural human language. Since the system just described is likely to be very unfamiliar to most readers, it may not be out of place to summarize the evidence from which it is reconstructed.

Dheh1- ‘put’ (reduplicated athematic present, root aorist) present stem, active: 1ary indic. 2ary indic. ) ˚ ˚ ˚ ˚ present stem, mediopassive: 1ary indic. 2ary indic. subjunctive optative dhe´dhh1h2ey dhe´dhh1h2e dhe´dheh1oh2ey dhe´dhh1ih1h2e h h h h h h d e´d h1th2e d e´d eh1eth2ey dhe´dhh1ih1th2e d e´d h1th2ey dhe´dhh1to dhe´dheh1etoy dhe´dhh1ih1to dhe´dhh1toy h h h h h h h h h d e´d h1uosd h2 d e´d h1ued h2 d e´d eh1owosd h2 dhe´dhh1ih1wedhh2 ??? ??? ??? ??? , identical with the 2ary indicative) participle dhe´dhh1mh1nos ˚ aorist stem, active: 2ary indic.

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