For example: Ovo je dečak. Videla sam dečaka. Slikala sam dečaka. (there's also a stress change from the first to the second syllable).
While the linguists dwell on these topics and enjoy discussing whys and ifs of such irregularities, I always enjoy helping you in the most practical way. That's why Ivan and I created these two videos, carefully choosing nouns both in singular and then in plural and grouping them. With both videos you can practice saying simple sentences, with the verbs:
- videti (to see )
- fotografisati = slikati = uslikati (to take a photo of )
- snimati (to record)
The second one is obviously all about "animate" category - this time the topic is "people " (so switch to the Genitive endings for masc. please).
We also did our best to avoid:
- short nouns (which implement an infix -ov, e.g. sat-satovi)
- the ones ending in -o (because of the deep structure -l; e.g. sto - stolovi)
- "zbirne imenice", such as trees (drveće), leaves (lišće), granje (branches)...
(I'm mentioning these in order to hyperlink them with the upcoming video lessons in the future :))
Finally, in order not to discourage you, take a look at Archi language, for example ! How many grammatical categories are there in their language, when it comes to nouns ? In comparison with it, Serbian declensions are really easy :D