Can someone show me the declension for мать in all the cases plurals?
2en.m.wiktionary.org/wiki/мать– Quassnoi ♦Jul 2, 2017 at 10:15
Well, the only irregularity here is that
мать - changes to
матер - and then just a regular suffix added - the same one what we have in
соль - that is, all feminine nouns ending at
Those words traditionally are classified as belonging to the 3rd declension, which in plural has following endings:
This classification is pretty rough though, and Russian linguist Zaliznyak came up with a more precise classification which is de-facto pretty much adopted by the linguistics community.
According to this classification, word
мать belongs to
8e^ category, where:
- the number eight corresponds to the 3rd in traditional classification
eindicates that for any case except nominative the suffix is stressed, not the root
^symbol indicates that this particular noun still has some kind of peculiar properties. In our particular case, it's exactly
By the way, there's other example of 8e^ -
дочь in plural becomes
What can stop you from asking a question about declension of any Russian word you are interested in? Refer to the Russian wiktionary (this information quite often is omitted in the English one:
Им.ма'тери Род.матере'й Дат.матеря'м Вин.матере'й, Тв.матеря'ми, Предл.о матеря'х.
That's the declension of the word мать(singular)– матери (plural ).