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the different forms of "our"

I have trouble identifying the different forms of "OUR" in masc., fem. & neut. (nom., acc., etc.), etc. And is there a good website I can use for that?

January 6, 2020

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/STRADS1551

Thanks for the response, Zia. I wonder how people can remember all the different forms for just one word, and then you have so many more...


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ARCANA-MVSA

It just takes practice.

Note. If you can conjugate first and second declension nouns, you can conjugate (many) adjectives and possessive pronouns (termination adjectives take 3rd declension endings). The endings are pretty much the same.

Volgav vitsenanieff nivya kevach varatsach.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SuzanneNussbaum

(Or rather, to decline 1st and 2nd decl. nouns, and adjectives; save the conjugating for verbs!)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SuzanneNussbaum

Don't forget that all adjectives (of the same type: here, the "us, a, um" type, or 1st/2nd decl. adjectives) use the same endings; so it's not as if you're learning special endings for each discrete adjective, or something crazy!

The adjective 'follows its noun' in 3 particulars: it must be in the same CASE (nom/gen/dat/acc/abl/voc), in the same NUMBER (meaning, singular vs. plural), and in the same GENDER (masc/fem/neuter).

So perhaps I may speak of pater noster , our father. That's the form when he's nominative (singular, masculine). Pater noster est in urbe, Our father is in the city.

But suppose "our father" is also the object of the verb: Patrem nostrum visitamus. (We are visiting our father.) . Notice how both the noun and the adj. changed, from nomin. to accusative. (Notice that they don't use identical endings, because they belong to different declensions: pater is a 3rd decl. noun; since it's masculine, it uses a 2nd decl. noun, for "our.")

Suppose it's "the letter of our father " that we're talking about? Nuntius ad me epistulam patris nostri portat (The messenger brings to me the letter of our father). The phrase is now genitive, showing possession.

Necesse est patri nostro ad urbem ire. (It's necessary for our father to go to the city.) . dative

Iter facimus cum patre nostro. (We're traveling with our father.) . The preposition cum requires ablative.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/STRADS1551

That is comprehensive. Thank you so much.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SuzanneNussbaum

Benigne! Gratias tibi!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Fleishgwer

Idk man, sounds like communist propaganda

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