which declension?

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which declension?

Post by marrika » Tue May 10, 2005 8:25 pm

Does anyone know what declension absis, absidis belongs to? It is feminine neuter. Is it 3rd?

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Post by cweb255 » Tue May 10, 2005 9:00 pm

3rd. All nouns that have their genitive as *-is belongs to the third declension.
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thanks!

Post by marrika » Tue May 10, 2005 9:13 pm

does that decline normally otherwise? the genitive is what had me confused.

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Post by cweb255 » Tue May 10, 2005 11:11 pm

in order to decline it use the root of the word, which is found in the genitive, so say singular accusative would be absidem and not absem.
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Post by benissimus » Wed May 11, 2005 12:27 am

that is feminine. there is no such thing as "feminine neuter".
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Re: which declension?

Post by JLatin1 » Wed May 11, 2005 12:44 am

marrika wrote:Does anyone know what declension absis, absidis belongs to? It is feminine neuter. Is it 3rd?
I agree with everyone else.

A very good website for looking up Latin words can be found here (William Whitaker's Words):
http://www.archives.nd.edu/cgi-bin/words.exe

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oops

Post by marrika » Wed May 11, 2005 1:52 am

benissimus wrote:that is feminine. there is no such thing as "feminine neuter".
of course. I have no idea why I typed neuter.

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Post by cweb255 » Wed May 11, 2005 8:25 pm

:lol: quite alright. We all make mistakes. But now you know, and knowing is half the battle. ;)
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Post by Episcopus » Wed May 11, 2005 8:36 pm

Yes thanks again cweb! :D
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Post by cweb255 » Thu May 12, 2005 10:04 am

Episcobus - you had this problem also? ;)
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Post by Episcopus » Thu May 12, 2005 3:15 pm

benissimus my fructual philie, stop editing my posts.

cweb you were fooled by benissimus... :?
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Post by Episcopus » Thu May 12, 2005 5:20 pm

And use the right plosive you twat
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Post by cweb255 » Fri May 13, 2005 1:34 am

Sorry, but it seems as you've been the butt of the joke today. Well, you missed it, and then try to insult me with a puerile anatomical slang. Tsk-tsk, I thought better of you.

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Post by whiteoctave » Fri May 13, 2005 11:49 am

yes, cweb255, the choice between uerum ingenium and ars speciosa is always a challenging one. i'm glad that yours has, quod nemo nescit, been made.

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Post by cweb255 » Fri May 13, 2005 8:27 pm

whiteoctave wrote:yes, cweb255, the choice between uerum ingenium and ars speciosa is always a challenging one. i'm glad that yours has, quod nemo nescit, been made.

~D
eh?
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