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"The angry old man hits the lazy young man."

Translation:Senex iratus iuvenem ignavum pulsat.

January 23, 2020



Why is it ignavum and not ignavem


-um is the masculine accusative singular ending so it agrees with iuvenem. -em is a third declension ending so iuvenem uses it but ignavum follows the second declension.

Adjectives matchs a noun in gender, number, and case but not declension.

ignavus is a first/second declension adjective meaning the feminine forms follow the the first declension, while the masculine and neuter forms follow the second declension.

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