Chapter 5: Adjectives of
the 1st and 2nd Declension in -er
- The adjectives which end in
-er are similar to similar to the adjectives learned in Chapter 4
in the paradigm of "magnus, a, um": the Feminine and Neuter
endings are identical to the "magnus, a, um" endings.
Masculine endings are identical to the Masculine nouns of the 2nd
Declension endings in -er [e.g., puer,
- Like the Masculine nouns of the 2nd
Declension, some of the -er adjectives have an "e" in the stem and
some do not.
- This is not a big deal if you
memorize the vocabulary forms as they are listed in the text:
the M, F and N Nominative Singulars. The adjective will be
declined with or without an "e" according to F and N forms -
that is where the base is found.
- Now you should assume: to form the
adjective, just cut off the ending from the F or N Nominative
Singulars. There is the base: just add the endings.
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