The history of Old English and its development — страница 10

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éadigum          éadigum   éadigum A  éadige            éadigu       éadigu So not many new endings: for accusative singular we have -ne, and for genitive plural -ra, which cannot be met in the declension of nouns. The difference between monosyllabic and disyllabic is the accusative plural feminine ending -a / -u. That's all. ja, jó-stems (swéte - sweet)                 

Sg.                                                Pl.       Masc.      Neut.        Fem.      Masc.     Neut.         Fem. N  swéte       swéte      swétu     swéte     swétu      swéta G 

swétes      swétes    swétre    swétra    swétra    swétra D  swétum     swétum   swétre   swétum   swétum  swétum A  swétne      swéte     swéte     swéte     swétu      swéta I    swéte       swéte        - wa, wó-stems

                Sg.         Masc.         Neut.              Fem. N  nearu (narrow) nearu           nearu G  nearwes           nearwes       nearore D  nearwum          nearwum      nearore A  nearone            nearu           nearwe I 

nearwe              nearwe                 Pl. N  nearwe           nearu            nearwa G  nearora           nearora        nearora D  nearwum         nearwum     nearwum A  nearwe            nearu           nearwa Actually, some can just omit all those examples - the

adjectival declension is the same as a whole for all stems, as concerns the strong type. In general, the endings look the following way, with very few varieties (note that "-" means the null ending): As for weak adjectives, they also exist in the language. The thing is that one need not learn by heart which adjective is which type - strong or weak, as you should do with the nouns. If you have a weak noun as a subject, its attributive adjective will be weak as well. So - a strong adjective for a strong noun, a weak adjective for a weak noun, the rule is as simple as that. Thus if you say "a black tree" that will be blæc tréow (strong), and "a black eye" will sound blace éage. Here is the weak declension example (blaca - black):