agent participle

A verb form in some (e.g. Finno-Ugric) languages that allows the property of something being a target of an action to be formatted as an adjective-like attribute.

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  • German verbs — may be classified as either weak , with a dental consonant inflection, or strong , showing a vowel gradation (ablaut). Both of these are regular systems. Most verbs of both types are regular, though various subgroups and anomalies do arise. The… …   Wikipedia

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