Gothic/Articles

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Gothic has no indefinite article ("a" or "an").

The definite article ("the") is in the Gothic Bible replaced by the demonstrative pronoun, therefore, the definite articles aren't really definite articles but demonstrative pronouns, research however shows that there are not a lot of cases in which the Greek definite article is translated in Gothic. The demonstrative pronoun has a different form for each of the four cases (nominative, accusative, genitive and dative), the three genders (feminine, masculine and neuter), and for singular and plural.

Feminine[edit]

Case Singular Plural
Nominative so
𐍃𐍉
thos
πŒΈπ‰πƒ
Accusative tho
πŒΈπ‰
thos
πŒΈπ‰πƒ
Genitive thizos
πŒΈπŒΉπŒΆπ‰πƒ
thizo
πŒΈπŒΉπŒΆπ‰
Dative thizai
𐌸𐌹𐌢𐌰𐌹
thaim
𐌸𐌰𐌹𐌼

Masculine[edit]

Case Singular Plural
Nominative sa
πƒπŒ°
thai
𐌸𐌰𐌹
Accusative thana
𐌸𐌰𐌽𐌰
thans
πŒΈπŒ°πŒ½πƒ
Genitive this
πŒΈπŒΉπƒ
thize
𐌸𐌹𐌢𐌴
Dative thamma
𐌸𐌰𐌼𐌼𐌰
thaim
𐌸𐌰𐌹𐌼

Neuter[edit]

Case Singular Plural
Nominative thata
πŒΈπŒ°π„πŒ°
tho
πŒΈπ‰
Accusative thata
πŒΈπŒ°π„πŒ°
tho
πŒΈπ‰
Genitive this
πŒΈπŒΉπƒ
thize
𐌸𐌹𐌢𐌴
Dative thamma
𐌸𐌰𐌼𐌼𐌰
thaim
𐌸𐌰𐌹𐌼