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[Just a Little Taste of Judean]

From:Edward Heil <edwardheil@...>
Date:Sunday, April 11, 1999, 2:41
Steg Belsky <draqonfayir@...> wrote:
> He gave me a few different nouns in Latin with their declensions, so he=
> are the Judean evolutions: > (i hope he didn't leave out marking the Latin long vowels)
Bad news. He did leave out marking the long vowels, and got at least one= word in the wrong declension.
> Latin Nominative (singular genitive, plural genitive) > =
> "manus" (mani, manorum)
This is not a second declension noun, it's a fourth: "manus" (manu:s, manu:m)
> =
> "puella" (puellae, puellarum)
"puella" (puellae, puella:rum)
> =
> "pons" (pontis, pontum)
"po:ns" (pontis, pontum)
> "casa" (casae, casarum)
"casa" (casae, casa:rum)
> "pectus" (pecti, pectorum)
This is third declension, not second. "pectus" (pectoris, pectorum) (it is a coincidence that "orum" was correct here. -orum is not the endi= ng for this declension, it's just -um. But the stem is pector-.)
> And that's so far the possible beginning of Judean....any questions? > comments?
Cool changes, but you need a better Latin advisor, I'm afraid! I wouldn'= t mind someone checking up on my corrections, too, cause they're from memor= y and intuition; I don't have my books handy to check myself, and there might b= e some errors (a:rum sounds right to me but I'm not totally sure about it, = for example). It is a rule in Latin that vowels are always long before -ns or -nf, as i= n "po:ns." (but not "pontis") The rules for forming Latin genitives are quite easy, by the way, and the= dictionary form of the word usually gives the nominative and genitive sin= gular anyway. So buying yourself a cheap Latin dictionary and learning which plurals go with which singulars will probably solve your problem right th= ere. NOM SING GEN SING GEN PLUR -a -ae -a:rum <--somebody check me on these long -us/-er -i: -o:rum <--vowels, OK? ? -is -um -us -u:s -u:m <--and this ending? -e:s -ei: -um Look at the stem used to make the gen sing (may be different from the one= in the nom sing, as in po:ns, pontis!) and use that for the gen plural too. That should get you through all the regular declensions. :) Ed --------------------------------------------------------- Edward Heil .......................... --------------------------------------------------------- ____________________________________________________________________ Get free e-mail and a permanent address at 1