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Category:Dutch class 1 strong verbs

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Verbs where the ablaut vowel was followed by -y- in Proto-Indo-European.[edit]

The first class is the largest and most regular class of Dutch strong verbs.

The paradigm is:

/ɛɪ/ - /eː/ - /eː/ - /eː/, for example kijken - keek - keken - gekeken

The diphthong /ɛɪ/ is written with ij and there are but few verbs with an ij in the stem that are weak. On the other hand, verbs with ei are, as a rule, weak.