Latin Grammar I, Lesson 22. Irregular Nouns
by William C. Michael
In lessons 10–21, we have studied the declension of regular Latin nouns. In lesson 22, we begin the study of irregular nouns. We will quickly move through lessons 22–26 before beginning the declension of adjective nouns in lesson 27.
Let us learn the rule given in article 22:
22. Anomala sive inaequalia vocantur quae aut numero aut genere aut declinatione aut casu aut aliquo alio attributo deficiunt.
This rule translates as follows:
“(Nouns) irregular or inequal are called, which either in number or in gender, or in declension or in case or in some other attribute are deficient.”
- In lesson 23, we will study nouns that are irregular in number;
- in lesson 24, we will study nouns that are irregular in gender;
- in lesson 25, we will study nouns that are irregular in declension;
- in lesson 26, we will study nouns that are irregular in case.
Because these lessons are short, we will assess lessons 22–26 together after lesson 26.