Christophe Grandsire wrote: >En réponse à Patrick Dunn <[log in to unmask]>: > > > > > When one is offered several choices above, are those variations within a > > single word class, or examples of different declensions? > > > >Both! it seems to depend on dialect, neighbouring sounds, etc... the >picture is >very blurred here. Anybody who feel disoriented by PIE inflections can give a thought to a Swedish lady who wrote to local language column about her theory that German's annoying inflection tables had been invented by medieval monks who had nothing better to do. Evidently she was fully serious. Moral - inflection was invented by evil people out to confuse you! Learn Chinese! ;-) Andreas _________________________________________________________________________ Get Your Private, Free E-mail from MSN Hotmail at http://www.hotmail.com.