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[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 >>exactly. > > > 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.


John Cowan <jcowan@...>
Nik Taylor <yonjuuni@...>