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Postby Keesa » Tue Aug 05, 2003 12:20 pm

I was wondering...when you take a verb and write out the conjugations, you "conjugate the verb." When you write out the declensions of a Latin noun, would you say that you "declined the noun"? (And if it's all the same with you, I'd prefer to accept it... ;)) <br /><br />Keesa
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Re:Declension

Postby annis » Tue Aug 05, 2003 12:26 pm

[quote author=Keesa link=board=6;threadid=368;start=0#2780 date=1060086033]<br /> When you write out the declensions of a Latin noun, would you say that you "declined the noun"? (And if it's all the same with you, I'd prefer to accept it... ;)) <br />[/quote]<br /><br />Yes.<br /><br />Mark Twain, I think, once quipped he'd rather decline a few German beers than a single German noun.<br />
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Re:Declension

Postby Keesa » Tue Aug 05, 2003 12:31 pm

[quote author=William Annis link=board=6;threadid=368;start=0#2781 date=1060086360]<br /><br />Mark Twain, I think, once quipped he'd rather decline a few German beers than a single German noun.<br /><br />[/quote]<br /><br />I always knew Mark Twain was an intelligent person... ;) <br /><br />Thanks for your help. <br /><br />Keesa
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Re:Declension

Postby Episcopus » Tue Aug 05, 2003 3:36 pm

[quote author=William Annis link=board=3;threadid=368;start=0#2781 date=1060086360]<br /><br />Yes.<br /><br />Mark Twain, I think, once quipped he'd rather decline a few German beers than a single German noun.<br /><br />[/quote]<br /><br />HAH ;D Their beers come in litres :o
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