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TUNDRIAN LANGUAGE / LINGUA TUNDRIANA

NOUNS AND ADJECTIVES
DECLENSION (NUMBER AND CASE)




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NUMBER AND CASE IN NOUNS AND ADJECTIVES

GENERAL RULE

Tundrian nouns and adjectives are declined for number and case. There are two numbers: singular and plural. There are two cases: nominative and accusative. It should be noted, however, that in nouns and adjectives (as opposed to the definite article and the demonstrative adjective) the distinction between nominative and accusative is only made in the plural .

USE OF THE CASES

The basic rule for the use of the cases is given below.

RULES FOR THE DECLENSION OF NOUNS AND ADJECTIVES - OUTLINE

For purposes of declension, Tundrian nouns and adjectives can be divided into four classes. Tha basic patterns for the four classes A,B, C and D are shown by the following examples:

A B C D
Singular casa mur taxi albûm
Nom. Plural case muri taxis
Acc. Plural casas murs

Glosses: casa 'house', mur 'wall', taxi 'taxi', albûm 'album'.

DETAILED RULES AND IRREGULARITIES

CLASS A

CLASS B

GENERAL RULE FOR THE NOM.PL.
GENERAL RULE FOR THE ACC.PL.
SUPPORTING VOWEL FOR THE ACC.PL.
PLURAL IRREGULARITIES INVOLVING C, G, Q
PLURAL IRREGULARITIES INVOLVING VOICING
PLURAL IRREGULARITIES INVOLVING STEMS ENDING IN -LL-
PLURAL IRREGULARITIES INVOLVING VOWEL AND/OR ACCENT CHANGES
PLURAL IRREGULARITIES INVOLVING CONSONANT DOUBLING
PLURAL IRREGULARITIES INVOLVING SINGULAR FORMS ENDING IN VOWELS
OTHER IRREGULARITIES

CLASS C




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