A-Stem

Entertainment / Literature / A-Stem: A declension of Old English nouns. At one point, this declension had a thematic vowel appearing in front of its inflectional suffixes. The a-stem declension ultimately became the source of the genitive 's and plural s in Modern English. Contrast with the n-stem.

N-Stem

Entertainment / Literature / N-Stem: A declension of Old English nouns. This stem was common in Old English, though its declension pattern was still less common than the a-stems. It is marked by an /n/ in many forms. MORE

N-Plural

Entertainment / Literature / N-Plural: The plural form of a few modern English weak nouns derives from the n-stem declension or n-plural of Anglo-Saxon (Old English). Examples include the masculine Old English oxa (which gives us the moder MORE

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