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Vocative case

Postby Kevinnnnn » Sun Jul 03, 2005 4:58 am

Beginning in chapter 4, the noun paradigms don't include the vocative case. I assume this means that it is identical to the nominative, but I just wanted to make sure. Thanks.
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Postby benissimus » Sun Jul 03, 2005 10:29 am

You are correct. The vocative is the same as the nominative in all declensions with two exceptions. In the second declension the vocative masculine has a different form in the singular (but in the plural it is the same as the nominative plural). Second declension nouns that end in -us have the vocative in -e, second declension nouns that end in -ius have the vocative in -i.
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