-i and -u Nouns

Now we'll study the nouns that end in -i and -u. These nouns appear in all three genders. Except for a single ending, the -i stems and -u stems have completely parallel endings.

Masculine

Take a look at the endings below. They're a mix of the normal noun endings and the -a noun endings. What makes them distinct is that the noun stem's final vowel is occasionally strengthened.

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Feminine

The feminine nouns use the same endings as the masculine nouns. But, the singular forms sometimes use the and endings.

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Neuter

The neuter nouns actually use the regular consonant endings. But, the -i singular acts as if the stem is actually -in. The -u singular behaves in a parallel way.

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