Переводы Библии на древнегерманские языки и их отношение к первоисточникам
The article deals with weak grade of Indo-European ablaut and its development in Proto-Germanic and attempts to explain the origin of strong Germanic verbs, where weak grade had the most consistent reflection, within the framework of phonological (genetic) and morphological (functional) aspects. Transitional models for all seven classes of strong verb stems are reconstructed with etymological extra-short vowels including diverse phonological phenomena such as epenthesis and haplology. It is suggested that co-existence of several models for class VII were possible in late Proto-Germanic. A special emphasis is made on the place of Gothic models as opposed to the overall Germanic system.