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Christophe Grandsire scripsit:

> > the 4th (-u) declension also contains nouns of all genders,
> > though masculines predominate;
>
> Do they really? I was under the impression that feminine nouns predominated
> there...

Well, on inspection the great bulk of the 4th declension nouns are really
supines (deverbal nouns), all of which are masc.

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