Appendix talk:Latin third declension

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I've added a few greek-based declension patterns to this and the first declension page. Could someone please check them for correctness, and possibly add more? --Vladisdead 15:03, 28 May 2004 (UTC)

The order of declensions given on this page is different than on Wikipedia's Latin Declensions page. As this page is cited at the top of that page as a source of "simple paradigms", it might be easier for students to have them in the same order. Is there a particular reason for the order given here? 23:27, 11 December 2010 (UTC)

As the word turris, -is f (a tower) has two variants of declension (acc. sing. turrim and turrem; abl. sing. turrī and turre) [1] [2], it doesn't seem to be a very good example of the declension for i-stem nouns. There is nothing wrong with using a more "regular" word of this type, like vulpes or nox... Obakeneko 02:39, 26 October 2005 (UTC)

Um... vulpes and nox are the irregular words—if you're looking for examples of the i-stems. Turris is a pure third-declension i-stem—in which those variants you mention appear to be rather common—while nox is mixed third-declension i-stem, showing forms of both i-stem and consonant stem, or, put another way, are "imparisyllaba with parisyllaba endings." [3] [4].

Masculine Dative Singular[edit]

Shouldn't the ending on the third declension masculine dative singular form of homo be a long i and not a short i?

Hmm....that would be my impression as well, unless it's irregular or something. I'll run this past EncycloPetey, our resident Latin guru. Expect a correction within a day or two. -Atelaes λάλει ἐμοί 05:11, 8 April 2008 (UTC)
The page was using a subst'ed old template; I have substituted the (corrected) current template. --EncycloPetey 14:34, 8 April 2008 (UTC)


Maybe it's a good idea to clarify what is meant by "consonant stems" and "i-stems". Everything Is Numbers (talk) 18:18, 26 May 2013 (UTC)

I'll try to do something about it. Feel free to revert. Everything Is Numbers (talk) 18:20, 26 May 2013 (UTC)