Category:Dutch class 4 strong verbs

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Verbs where the ablaut vowel was followed by a sonorant (m, n, l, r) but no other consonant in Proto-Indo-European.[edit]

The fourth class of Dutch strong verbs is rather small with respect to the number of roots, is characterized by a vowel length change between the singular and plural forms of the past tense. The paradigm is:

/eː/ - /ɑ/ - /aː/ - /oː/, for example breken - brak - braken - gebroken