Appendix:Old English athematic declension

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  • Athematic Old English nouns are typically one-syllable nouns that umlaut their stem vowel, making ó->é, á->ǽ, an->en, u->y.
  • If an ending beginning with an u is present, it becomes e in inflected forms.
  • If an athematic noun is masculine, the nominative/accusative plural and dative singular umlaut. If feminine, then the genitive may also umlaut.

Examples[edit]

Masculine[edit]

Citation form: fót m

singular plural
nominative
accusative
fót fét
genitive fót·es fót·a
dative fét fót·um

Short Feminine[edit]

Citation form: hnutu f

singular plural
nominative hnut·u hnyte
accusative hnut·u hnut·a
genitive hnyt·e or hnute hnut·a
dative hnyt·e hnut·um

Long Feminine[edit]

Citation form: bóc f

singular plural
nominative bóc béc
accusative bóc béc
genitive béc or bóc·e bóc·a
dative béc bóc·um


Long Neuter[edit]

Citation form: scrúd n

singular plural
nominative
accusative
scrúd scrúd
genitive scrúd·es scrúd·a
dative scrýd scrúd·um

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