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The Loom of Language

(i) MASCULINE are

(a) Names of adult males (excluding diminutives), seasons,
months, days and compass points Notable exceptions
Die Nacht (night), die Woche (week), dasjahr (year)

(V) Nouns which end in -EN (excluding infinitives so used)

(u) FEMININE are

(a)  Names of adult females (excluding diminutives)  Notable

exception  das Weib (wife or woman)

(b)  Nouns which end in -El, -HEIT, -KBIT, -SCHAFT,

-IN, and -UNG and foreign words which end in -IE,
-IK, -ION, -TAT

(111) NEUTER are

(a) Diminutives which end m -LEIN or -CHEN
(6) Metals

(c)  All other parts of speech used as nouns, together with the

following common words

BLATT    (leaf)
DORF     (village)
GRAS      (grass)

HAUS

HOTEL

LAND

STROH   (straw)
AUGE (eye)

BEIN   (leg)

BLUT (blood)
HAAR (hair)
HERZ (heart)
OHR   (ear)

(dress)
(cloth)

German verb-roots used as nouns without change are generally mas-
culine, e g. fallenóder Fall> latffenóder Lauf (runócourse), sttzenóder
Sttz (sitóseat), schreienóder Schret (cry) If the verb-root changes,

EIS
	(ice)
	El
	(egg)

ENDE
	(end)
	HUHN
	(fowl)

FEUER
	(fire)
	INSERT
	

GAS
	(gas)
	KANINCHEN (rabbit)
	
JAHR
	(year)
	PFERD
	(horse)

LIGHT
	(hght)
	SCHAF
	(sheep)

WASSER
	(water)
	SCHWEIN
	(pig)


	
	TIER
	(animal)

BAD
	(bath)
	BIER
	(beer)

BETT
	(bed)
	BROT
	(bread)

BELD
	(picture)
	FETT
	(fat)

BUCK
	(book)
	FLEISCH
	(meat)

FENSTER
	(window)
	GEMUSE
	(greens)

KISSEN
	(cushion)
	OL
	(oil)

SCHLOSS
	(lock, castle)
		
ZIMMER
	(room)
	
	


	BILLET
	(ticket)
	BECKE


	BOOT
	(boat)
	GLAS


	DAGH
	(roof)
	KLEID


	DECK
	
	PAPIEI


	DOCK
	
	TUCH


	SCHIFF
	(ship)
	


	SEGEL
	(sail)