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Noun morphology & cases
by Reb Deacon - Tuesday, 23 October 2007, 03:52 AM
  Hi all,

I have started learning Greek and am loving it smile

I want to get my head around the noun morphology in different cases (nomintive, accusative etc), so would be hugely grateful if someone would be kind enough to help me out by posting a table with greek and english examples (translations).

Many thanks in advance,

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Re: Noun morphology & cases
by Guest User - Friday, 2 November 2007, 12:35 PM
  I don't know about a chart, but the way it works is:

nominitive is used for the subject of the sentence
accusative is used for the object of the sentence
genitive is used for possessive

Think of it this way, in English we do it, too, for pronouns, but not nouns. In Greek, we do it for nouns and adjectives, too. For instance "I" is when you are the subject, "me" is when I am the object", and "my" is possessive.

The dog saw the rat under Mary's tree.

O skylos (nominative) eide ton arouraio (accusative) kato apo to dentro tis Marias (genitive).

The rat saw the dog under Mary's tree.

O arouraios (nominative) eido ton skylo (accusative) kato apo to dentro tis Marias (genitive).

Mary say the rat under the dog's tree.

H Maria (nominitive) eide ton arouraio (accusative) kato apo to dentro tou skylou (genitive)