athematic

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athematic

(ˌæθɪˈmætɪk)
adj
1. (Music, other) music not based on themes
2. (Linguistics) linguistics (of verbs) having a suffix attached immediately to the stem, without an intervening vowel
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The result of /-a- + -i-/ is /ai/, not /i/ as with consonant stems.
u-stems, nd-stems, root consonant stems or nouns of relationship).
The present work, a revised version of the author's 1996 Bochum dissertation, offers a systematic diachronic analysis of the derivation and inflection of all Hittite nominal consonant stems except those with suffixes in -n- and -nt-.