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Time:09:29 am
Constantin Schreiber in "Marhaba, Flüchtling!" says it's harder for English speaking people than for Arabs to tackle the German "Fälle, Artikel, Geni" (p. 82). So he (and his editor) got the plural of "Genus" wrong. No big deal, but awkward / ironic in a sentence about grammar. When I showed this to my lovely fellow teachers, not one of them knew the correct form. They even refused to believe me when I told them it's (genus, generis, neutrum, therefore:) "Genera", until I showed it to them in the dictionary and felt like the pedantic idiot I am. So apparently that's arcane knowledge and I should just chillax about it, as my pupils would say. "O tempi, o mori!" :-)
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