Jimmym wrote:Hi all
I am new to the forum, never posted yet. I am glad this forum is here for us to ask questions and hopefully get some answers.
Welcome to Textkit. These forums are a great help in learning.
Jimmym wrote:My name is Jimmy from New Jersey, right outside NYC. I am up to chapter 10, the voc was easy to learn but I have a few questions. Do the articles act the same with 3rd dec nouns as they do with 1st & 2nd dec nouns, Or some other way?
The article is the same whether it goes with a 1st, 2nd or 3rd declension word. Sometimes the article can be a help (or a crutch). If you don't know the form of a noun but the noun has an article, the article will indicate whether the word is sg, pl, masc, fem, etc.
Jimmym wrote:2nd question, from 2nd ed text book, why does 10.11 the word is TIN
One accented one not, why are they in all forms, is it becsaue this is not a noun, if so, why is it using the third dec paradigm? Not a 2nd?
The difference in accenting distinguishes the interrogative pronoun (who? what? which? why?) from the indefinite pronoun (anyone anything someone etc.)
The reason all forms are listed is so that we can get used to the way 3rd declension words look. Compare the way this word is formed to the paradigm of pas pasa pan in paragraph 10.22
tis is a pronoun. Not only nouns decline. Also pronouns adjectives and the article.
Why it uses the 3rd declension I do not know. Why do we in English say -swam- and not .swimmed-.
Jimmym wrote:Last question in 10.12 he runs through the word meaning one EIS, MIA, hEN, why does this word use the third dec paradigm?
Jimmym wrote:Thanks again, and a big hello to you all from New Jersey!
Your welcome. I hope I was able to help.
If some of my info was inaccurate, some one else will correct me.
(One nice thing about this site is that people correct other without making them feel like a heel)