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But its expression of masculine gender, rather than feminine, signals a change of declension class from the base word, OE earhyd This common word has been converted, with no derivational morphological signalling, to a name: specifically a place name of a particular type.
Each declension class or subtype in Estonian is defined by a set of interdependent patterns, so that knowledge of one form provides information about others.
Instead, the relation between series and tense in table 4 is reminiscent of the relation between declension class and gender in Slavic.