"Is Boston a state?"
Translation:Estne Bostonia civitas?
Nobody ever seems to answer me on here, so I don't really expect to receive an answer, but... why is it "civitas" in the nominative singular, but "civitat_" for literally every single other declension? Third declension nominative singular nouns have no ending, so why is it not just "civitat"? Also, I thought third declension nouns couldn't be feminine because the charts that I've looked up only have M and N columns for second thru fourth declensions.
Ok, let's clear up a few misconceptions.
The third declension has about a dozen different ways it can end. That's why grammatical charts can't show you the one suffix that works.
The third declension contains masculine, feminine, and neuter words. Most third declension -as words are feminine.
Does that help.