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Category:Dutch strong verbs class 1

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

The paradigm is:

..-/ɛɪ/-....-/e/-....-/e/-

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.