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Has the word "Crustulum" (Cookie) an Accusative form?

(I'm sorry for my English) I've got this doubt because I've noted I could say: " Hoc Crustulum in foro est" (Nominative case) and I could also say: "Vir crustulum habet"(Acusative case); My question is: If the first sentence is nominative and the second one is acusative, why are they the same word? Or I am not understanding something? Thank you.

February 22, 2020

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/IainBowie1

Neuter words do not have a separate accusative form in the singular or plural. The -um ending is a (not infallible) giveaway to being neuter.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Zia177448

If you look at a declention table, you'll see that some forms show up twice or more. In this case, singlular nominative, singular accusative and singular vocative look the same.


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

Thank you so much!


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

But, for example, the plural forms differ: crustula / crustulorum.

Languages with cases do that, I'm afraid :) I think it adds an extra fun element to the learning process!


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

Interesting mental image, someone (other than Cookie Monster) talking to a cookie.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Zia177448

Haha, I almost added a comment about that form probably not being used much, but who knows... XD

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