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Postby Silvanus » Fri Dec 05, 2003 10:05 am

I am learning latin and in the *very* first stages heh. I have hit plurals and am a little confused, all i have is:
"Nouns that end in -a in the singular end is -ae in the plural"
What about nouns that don't end in -a? Or arn't their any?

Thanks for any help :)
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Postby Episcopus » Fri Dec 05, 2003 1:29 pm

Go to "Latin For Beginners" and the great Dr. Benjamin L. D'Ooge will gradually introduce you to everything. There are five declensions, whose plurals are formed in all the cases (N G D Acc. Abl) depending on the noun's function in the sentence. I really do recommend that book.
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Postby klewlis » Fri Dec 05, 2003 11:55 pm

I'm assuming that your book will cover the rest of the nouns and their plurals in time! Maybe skip ahead and find it, or check the grammar chart which is at the end of most textbooks and dictionaries. :)
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Postby benissimus » Sat Dec 06, 2003 2:19 am

This tutorial may be helpful to you:
http://www.textkit.com/tutorials/200309 ... id=4&tid=4
Page 2 should answer your question.
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