So I have to write a proposal for my term paper in History of English.
I’m thinking about writing about Ablauts/Strong verbs. These are verbs whose inflection are within the verb itself like: Swim/Swam/Swum, Sing/Sang/Sang, Speak/Spoke/Spoke, etc. More than just describing them I’d like to discuss the transition between the use of Ablauts to the common verb inflection in English today: Kick/Kicked/Kicked, Smoke/Smoked/Smoked. Hopefully it will turn out well and not be suicidally hard to research.