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your instruction is incorrect here http://masterrussian.com/aa052000a.shtml

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I beleive that http://masterrussian.com/aa052000a.shtml has incorrect information. The noun declensions are presented incorrectly ..Please review to confirm accurate information . Learning the Russian Language is difficult enough without studying incorrect material.

 

I beleive the following is correct : 

I declension includes:

- all masculine nouns, except nouns ending in –a/ and the noun путь
- all neuter nouns, except nouns ending in -мя

II declension includes:

- all feminine nouns, except nouns ending in
- masculine nouns ending in –a/

III declension includes:

- feminine nouns ending in –ь
- neuter nouns ending in –мя
- masculine noun путь

asked Oct 6, 2013 by Kazyavka (120 points)

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According to my knowledge (and wikipedia for example) you confused first and second declension. As for noun "путь", it does not completely follow either declension pattern and normally listed as an exception. Info in this site is correct to my knowledge.

Anyway I am not the site owner and can't modify its content.

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I have made some research. Surprizingly there are two contradictory ways of numbering declensions. One of them (presented for example in this site and wikipedia: 1-fem 2-mas) is accepted in school textbooks while another (1-mas, 2-fem) prevails in academic works. That can be annoying indeed.


Thus if you read scientific papers, consider the numbering you insist on. On the other hand absolute majority of Russian native speakers who learned grammar in Russian secondary school (and who you may want to consult with) will number declensions in another way.

answered Oct 7, 2013 by it-ogo (18,220 points)
edited Oct 7, 2013 by it-ogo
No, I have consulted multiple dependable sources of russian grammar instruction and it is you who has the first and second declensions confused. Its not a question really, more a request for the information on this website to be corrected.
I have made some research. Surprizingly there are two contradictory ways of numbering declensions. One of them (presented for example in this site and wikipedia: 1-fem 2-mas) is accepted in school textbooks while another (1-mas, 2-fem) prevails in academic works. That can be annoying indeed.

Thus if you read scientific papers, consider the numbering you insist on. On the other hand absolute majority of Russian native speakers who learned grammar in Russian secondary school (and who you may want to consult with) will number declensions in another way.

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