How do lunar plurals work?

July 25, 2018

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This probably goes beyond what you need at the moment, but anyway:

Lunar nouns

  • (singular) -> (plural)
  • vala -> vali
  • trēsy -> trēsi
  • pēko -> pēka
  • gelte -> gelti
  • brōzi -> brōza

Nominative plural summary: Ends in either of: -i -a

Most lunar nouns that end in the same vowel in the nominative singular as one of those given above will follow the same pattern as that noun. So ābra which ends in -a in the nominative singular will follow the same pattern as vala.

  • vale -> valī
  • trēsi -> trēsī
  • pēko -> pēka
  • geltī -> geltī
  • brōzi -> brōza

Accusative plural summary: Ends in either of: -ī -a

  • valo -> valoti
  • trēso -> trēsoti
  • pēkō -> pēkoti
  • gelto -> geltoti
  • brōzio -> brōzȳti

Genitive plural summary: Ends in -oti or rarely -ȳti

  • valot -> valoti
  • trēsot -> trēsoti
  • pēkot -> pēkoti
  • geltot -> geltoti
  • brōziot -> brōzȳti

Dative plural summary: Same as genitive.

Lists reworded from tables at Any differences between what is there and what is here are my mistakes (I believe there are none).

Summaries are my own (and any mistakes there are my own); they are intended only to apply to lunar nouns which is the scope of the question and answer.

There are four more noun cases which I have omitted on the basis that a) you probably don't need them yet, b) there is already enough information in what I have typed, and c) too much information all at once can just become distracting. If anyone needs the extra information at this point in time, the link I have given has full declension tables, but otherwise the course presents a more gradual introduction to the cases.

July 25, 2018
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