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Noun Suffixes

I originally posted this in a sentence discussion, but I figured it was general enough to warrant a discussion topic of its own. Is there any logical way to figure out what the plural and definite suffixes of a noun are? I know some of the possible options, such as the suffixes -ar and -or to form the plural of common gendered nouns, but do you need to learn the definite and plural suffixes with every noun just like you need to learn the gender of every noun?

January 19, 2015

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/connorhay12
January 19, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Zach1337

Thanks for the link.:) Unfortunately it doesn't mention any way to consistently and logically figure out the suffixes that go with a noun, so it seems they will simply need to be memorized alongside the gender. Memorizing the gender of each noun and all of the suffixes that go with them seems hard, but 9 million people have done it so I guess I can too.

January 19, 2015

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Ok, I'm sorry it didn't help very much. You might be able to find something here: http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swedish_grammar

January 19, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Zach1337

I actually read that link before making this thread. Well, the grammar part anyway. It's essentially just the same information. Thanks though.:)

January 19, 2015
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