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Re: Mesozoic illnesses

On 10/21/07, David Marjanovic <david.marjanovic@gmx.at> wrote:
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Andreas Johansson" <andreasj@gmail.com>
> Sent: Sunday, October 21, 2007 8:04 PM
> > In Latin, _virus_ is a neuter, so the plural would be _vira_
> For that it would have to be _virum_, which it isn't. _Virus_ is an
> exception among the _o_-stems in -_us_ and declined like all others.

If it were, the accusative would be **_virum_.

> Gender
> has no impact on declension, it's the other way around (which in turn has
> exceptions like _virus_).

Gender certainly determines declension in, eg., the participles in _-ns_.

Andreas Johansson

Why can't you be a non-conformist just like everybody else?