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[Nov. 12th, 2004|12:39 am]
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Is it just me, or do all the 3's suck?

3rd declension, 3rd conjugation, 3rd principal part... the stuff of my nightmares.

Oh, and I'm Kat. Wheelock latin student for about a month and a half now. We just got through 3rd conjugation istems, such fun!
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[User Picture]From: ukelele
2004-11-12 09:35 pm (UTC)
The 3rd declension sucks with good reason...the rest of the declensions each have a characteristic vowel that their once-upon-a-time stems ended with, whereas the 3rd declensions ended in "i or a consonant", so they can be a little random.

Actually, um, I find the third declension charming, but I can see why it would suck ;).
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[User Picture]From: amandar634
2004-12-27 06:08 pm (UTC)
what helps us is to sing the ending to the 3rd declension to the tune of "mickey mouse". You know that old song, m-i-c, k-e-y, m-o-u-s-e? try singing i-s i, e-m e, es um ibus es ibus

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