Genitive Singular

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Irish Declension - Nouns - Declension - Second
... is made up of mostly feminine nouns, and features a nominative singular form that can end in either a broad or a slender consonant ... The genitive singular ends in a slender consonant followed by -e ... a broad consonant followed by -a in the nominative, and a broad consonant alone in the genitive ...
Phonological History Of English - West Germanic Period
... Nominative singular *-ōn shortens, for example likewise first singular *-ōn < *-ōm while genitive plural *-ōn < *-ōm remains long ... postulate an overlong or circumflex ending *-ôn in the genitive plural arising in the vocalic (PIE /o/ and /aː/, PG a- and ō-declensions, arising from contraction of the vocalic stem ending ... early PIE *-o-es and -eh₂-es PrePG ablative singular *-ôd, *-êd (Gothic ƕadrē "whither", undarō "under") ō-stem dative singular PG *gibâi > Goth gibái "gift" (but a-stem dative ...
Icelandic Language - Grammar
... heavily inflected language with four cases nominative, accusative, dative and genitive ... and weak nouns, which are furthermore divided in sub-classes of nouns, based primarily on the genitive singular and nominative plural ending of a particular noun ... that declines with an -s (Hests) in the genitive singular and -ar (Hestar) in the nominative plural ...
Latvian Declension - Nouns - Masculine Declensions
... The 2nd declension exhibits palatalization of the final stem consonant in the genitive singular and throughout the plural (p → pj in the example above, but see below for full details) ... declension nouns have identical nominative and genitive singular (most of them ending in -ens) ... The 2nd declension noun suns "dog" has the regular genitive singular suņa ...
Saxon Genitive - History
... in Old English as an inflexional suffix marking genitive case ... In Old English, -es was the ending of the genitive singular of most strong declension nouns and the masculine and neuter genitive singular of strong adjectives ... which constituted most of the feminine strong nouns, and for the feminine genitive singular form of strong adjectives ...

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