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1. Linguistics
a. In certain languages, the inflection of nouns, pronouns, and adjectives with respect to categories such as case, number, and gender.
b. A class of words of one language with the same or a similar system of inflections, such as the first declension in Latin.
2. A descending slope; a descent.
3. A decline or decrease; deterioration: "States and empires have their periods of declension" (Laurence Sterne).
4. A deviation, as from a standard or practice.

[Middle English declenson, from Old French declinaison, from Latin dēclīnātiō, dēclīnātiōn-, grammatical declension, declination; see declination.]

de·clen′sion·al adj.
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In fact, it is only in less than 10% of the cases that the Greek first declensional ending -[eta][zeta], is realized as -(y)s in Syriac, e.
When a possessee in an NP is the object of a sentence, it is morphologically difficult to distinguish whether it is marked by an accusative declensional suffix or by the possessive suffix of the 1st person.
The lexical morpheme of the inflected noun was followed by an inflectional morpheme, belonging to the set of the so-called Layer I markers, that assigned the noun to a declensional class and specified the opposition between nominative and oblique case.
Polish is a difficult language to learn because of its extensive inflexion, especially declensional system (seven cases in singular and plural).
The comparison has shown a difference in classification, a different approach to quantitative analysis, and a suggestion that Hogg & Fulk's (2011) model is actually a mixture of the two approaches, especially considering the fact that declensional variants are accounted for with diachronic information.
Contrary to what is the case in Palula, this marker seems to be obligatory with all singular nouns regardless of gender and declensional class membership.
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There are some clear trends: simplifying declensional paradigms, using easier forms instead of harder ones (e.
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On the decline of declensional systems: the overall loss of OE nominal case inflections and the ME reanalysis of -es as his.
Among the criteria used by Baker to posit a thirteenth-century date for the Modwenna episode and which Grint argues are well attested in the twelfth century are rhyming between ai and ie, rhyming between e and ie, and the breakdown of the declensional system.