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    LC I Lesson XI

    The vocabulary words start with bellum,i / donum,i and so forth; but the nominative plural ending is an a, not an i (nom. pl. for bellum would be bella, not belli). This is confusing to me, expecially compared to lesson X (for example, the nom. singular and plural is mundus, mundi.)

    Do you know why the vocabulary words for lesson XI are learned with the i ending instead of the a ending? It seems that they should be shown as bellum, (bell)a, donum, (don)a, telum, (tel)a etc.

    Thanks for helping me understand!
    Kathy

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    The second form is not the plural; it's the genitive singular. The genitive is listed because it's the form you turn to to determine what declension a given noun belongs to.

    HTH!

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      LCI Lesson XI

      Oooohhh! I see now. It's so simple! Thanks, Mungo.

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