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Nouns in Dative, Part I

This entry is part of a series, Nouns» That last post on Genitive was a doozy, wasn’t it?  Dative is a bit complicated too, so this time I’m going to break it up into parts so it’s easier to digest … Continue reading

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Nouns in Genitive

This entry is part of a series, Nouns» The genitive case is one of the more complex cases in Latvian.  Two of its uses, possession and prepositions, have already been discussed elsewhere on this blog. I’ll be summarizing what’s in … Continue reading

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Nouns in Nominative

This entry is part of a series, Nouns» Today begins a new series on nouns. Each case will be posted one at a time for the next few weeks. I’m trying something different, so for the next while, updates will … Continue reading

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Exception Nouns

There are seven general exceptions in the 2nd declension.  Instead of ending in -is, seven nouns end in -s. Essentially, the nominative singular is all that is different.  According to my grammar book, the genitive singular is also -s instead … Continue reading

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On Plurals

This entry is part of a series, Nouns» English can be really confusing when it comes to singular and plural nouns.  We have words from so many different languages that still follow their native language’s grammatical rules that we can’t … Continue reading

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Possession

This entry is part of a series, Nouns» The most common definition of the genitive case is that it shows possession. (The genitive case is used for other constructions, but this is the most common usage.) In English, we have … Continue reading

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Interrogating Nouns

What’s really difficult for me is figuring out how to ask questions of words. My husband just does it and I blink at him.  It is so completely foreign to me as an English speaker. Here’s what I mean.  The … Continue reading

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