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Besides Русь, which has stressed endings in the genitive, dative and prepositional cases (Руси́) and stem stressed instrumental (Ру́сью), are there other soft-sign feminine geographical proper nouns having this declension stress pattern?

Besides Русь, I've found only Обь, Пермь and Тверь. Are there others?

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  • Why they necessarily should be geographical?
    – shabunc
    Jan 16 at 17:46
  • Because the declension stress patterns for third declination geographical proper nouns are poorly explained in grammars such as Terence Wade's.
    – MrDudulex
    Jan 16 at 19:19
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    @MrDudulex: I'm not aware of any declension pattern which would only work for toponyms. This particular one also works for степь, ось, грудь, глушь and a couple of dialectal words. Third declension is particularly tricky because its nouns readily change even gender, not to mention stress pattern, but it happens with toponyms and non-toponyms alike
    – Quassnoi
    Jan 16 at 22:29
  • plus one to what @Quassnoi says - I'm not sure that in this particular case there's anything toponym-specific.
    – shabunc
    Jan 17 at 9:07
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    Кемь ........ ...... Jan 17 at 17:53

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Wiktionary search is a little bit weird, and the categorization is not ideal.

But if you enter these two queries:

they'll come back with these toponyms: Обь, Омь, Пермь, Русь, Томь, Кемь, Керчь, Тверь

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  • It seems people tend to say Запорожской Сечи́ in genitive. But this is most likely a new trend.
    – il--ya
    Jan 20 at 7:23
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This search in Zalizniak's Grammatical Dictionary also gives Кеть, besides those already mentioned.

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