5.6 Declensions summary
We are now in a position to summarise the case endings for puella and populus. Table 12 below includes plural endings as well as singular.
|Case||1st declension, puella||2nd declension, populus|
Latin also has a ‘vocative’ case, used for direct address, e.g ō puella, ‘girl!’, … . The ending is routinely the same as the nominative, the notable exception being 2nd declension singular nouns, where -us usually becomes -e, as in the dying words of Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar: et tu, Brūte? (‘You too, Brutus?’).