There are a few μένω-type verbs whose stem ends with a vowel. These verbs are contracted, i.e. shortened in certain forms, so that the vowel in the ending merges with the one in the stem. The most common of these verbs are: πάω go, λέω say/tell, ακούω listen/hear and τρώω eat. These are set out in full below:
Go Say/ tell hear/ listen eat
πάω I go λέω I say ακούω Ι hear τρώω Ι eat
πας you go λες you say ακούς you hear τρως you eat
πάει he goes λέει he says ακούει he hears τρώει he eats
πάμε we go λέμε we say ακούμε we hear τρώμε we eat
πάτε you go λέτε you say ακούτε you hear τρώτε you eat
πάνε they go λέν(ε) they say ακούν(ε) they hear τρώνε they eat
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