[despammed] Re: Sarah's language.
|From:||Garth Wallace <gwalla@...>|
|Date:||Monday, January 13, 2003, 17:53|
John Cowan wrote:
> Garth Wallace scripsit:
>>They're connected concepts--first declension is always masculine (except
>>for a few neuters), second is always feminine, third contains examples
>>of all genders, fourth is mostly feminine (IIRC)--but they don't line up
> This has got to break the record for error density. The 1st (-a) declension
> is almost all feminines; the 2nd (-o) declension is divided between
> masculines and neuters; the 3rd declension indeed contains nouns of all
> genders; the 4th (-u) declension also contains nouns of all genders,
> though masculines predominate; the 5th declension is very small and
> contains almost entirely feminines.
I was taught that the first declension was -us,-i and second was -a,-ae.
Totally forgot about the fifth. It's been years and years since I took
Latin. Apparently I thought I remembered more than I do.