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An analysis that treats these nouns as exceptions assigns anomalous items to classes based on prosodic properties, whereas an analysis that assigns them to a fourth declension classifies these items on the basis of inflectional patterns.
As has already been observed, the influence of the strong productive declension upon other declensional types may have begun as early as prehistoric times.
To answer these questions, Elbaum offers a declension narrative whose outcome is virtually determined by its point of origin.
Peterson attacks the declension thesis through a detailed ease study of the history of two parishes in Massachusetts: the Third Society of Boston, a wealthy urban parish formed in 1669 and the First Society of Westfield, formed in 1671 in a remote backcountry town.
iv) if the inflection of the word is non-standard, its irregularities (the declension of pronouns given in full);
Thus the most interesting fact here in the case of Selkup is that in absolute declension a rudimentarily preserved and common with Northern Samoyedic languages plural accusative suffix *-j does not coalesce with any regular case ending either in Selkup or Northern Samoyedic languages.
Their spiritual declension was manifested in racist behavior and reckless disregard for the inclusivity that Methodists formerly had championed.
In the nominal system, declension classes correlate most directly with the metrical structure of the genitive singular.
Declension I (the es-type): traditional strong masculines (stan) and neuters (word, scip)
The author is careful not to mock nineteenth century religious sensibilities, nor to denounce commercialization as an example of declension.
What Ruffin finds is a declension story: in the two decades after Bentley took over the pulpit of Salem's East Church in 1783 and began preaching his version of rational religion, his would be converts rejected his Socinian version of an entirely human Jesus and the notion that God had not intervened in the world since biblical times.
But there is something else out there and up there: what fashion people used to call "style," a condition for which "quality" may remain the best esthetic approximation and for which "dignity" applies in the declension of decorum.