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Declining Naxus and Athenae

Postby pmda » Sat Apr 07, 2012 8:51 am

Hi,...I'm having trouble declining these two words (the Greek island and City)

Can anyone help?

my own attempt:

naxus, naxe, naxum, naxi, naxo, naxo (no plural presumably)

Locative: naxi?

Athenae, Athenae, Athenas, Athenarum, Athenis, Athenis (plural form).

Locative: Athenae
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Re: Declining Naxus and Athenae

Postby adrianus » Sat Apr 07, 2012 12:55 pm

Bona quaestio haec.
Athēnīs locativo casu quod pluraliter; aliis primae secundaeve declinationis verbis quorum singulus numerus exstat, singulariter genetivo: ergo Naxi, ut dicis. Vide A&G in sectione quadringentesimâ vicesimâ septimâ, paragrapho tertio, notâ primâ.


See A&G §427.3 note 1: locative is genitive of 1st/2nd decl. nouns in singular, and dative/ablative in plural or 3rd decl., so Athēnīs and Naxī in the locative.
I'm writing in Latin hoping for correction, and not because I'm confident in how I express myself. Latinè scribo ut ab omnibus corrigar, non quod confidenter me exprimam.
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Re: Declining Naxus and Athenae

Postby pmda » Sun Apr 15, 2012 5:28 pm

Gratias Tibi ago
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