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These two noun inflection classes started being added to words not only following the historical belonging of this word, but also following the root of the word.The Old Saxon verb inflection system reflects an intermediate stage between Old English and Old Dutch, and further Old High German.Unlike Old High German and Old Dutch, but similarly to Old English, it did not preserve the three different verb endings in the plural, all featured as -ad (also -iad or -iod following the different verb inflection classes).

It is documented from the 8th century until the 12th century, when it evolved into Middle Low German.

It was spoken on the north-west coast of Germany and in the Netherlands by Saxon peoples.

This table sums up all the seven Old Saxon strong verb classes and the three weak verb classes: It should be noticed that the third weak verb class includes only four verbs (namely libbian, seggian, huggian and hebbian); it is a remnant of an older and larger class that was kept in Old High German.

Old Saxon syntax is mostly different from that of English.

Old Saxon nouns were inflected in very different ways following their classes.

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