The gender of the third declension nouns

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The gender of the third declension nouns

Post by zhongv1979 » Fri Jan 27, 2006 3:29 am

These rules might have already been posted in this forum. However, if not, I hope this can help a little bit. I am not sure how good these rules are but so far I found few exceptions to them.

1. Nouns naming individual males are masculine.
2. Nouns naming individual females are feminine.
3. Nouns ending in -os, -nis, -guis and -cis are masculine.
4. Nouns ending in -es (gen. -itis) and -ex (gen. icis) are masculine.
5. Nouns ending in -us (gen. -ris) are neutral.
6. Nouns ending in -er and -or (ERROR) are masculine.
7. Nouns ending in -s, -o and -x (SOX) are feminine.
8. Nouns ending in -l, -a, -n, -c, -e and -t (LANCET) are neutral.

The rules of preceding numbers take precedence over the ones of latter.

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Post by fierywrath » Tue Jan 31, 2006 7:31 am

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Post by bellum paxque » Sun Feb 05, 2006 6:29 pm

To adapt a phrase, fierywrath, the proof is (not) in the posting.

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