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Why is it to distinguish inflection in the two cases by conjugation and declension?

Historical accident, really. A lot of our grammatical terminology comes from the ancient Greek and Roman grammarians. The ancient terminology was overall kind of ad hoc, without much systematicity ...
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How much can highly inflected language speakers understand their root systems?

Theory: No, they cannot understand much, they cannot explain the rules, especially the exceptions. Practice: Yes, they understand everything, that's how they're able to talk, without making any ...
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