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Maculine nouns ending in "а" in the plural.

 

Is there any logical (even if old) rule as to why some masculine nouns end in "a" in plural?

For learning: Russian
Base language: English
Category: Language

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    1)А lot of one-syllable masculine nouns end with "a".
    глаз-глаза, дом-дома, луг-луга, сорт-сорта, лес-леса, цвет(color)-цвета
    2)If a masculine singular noun has two or more syllables and the first syllable is stressed, they also end with "a".
    Адрес-адреса, гОлос-голоса, дОктор-доктора, вЕчер-вечера
    3.There are some other words like профессора, директора, рукава, инспектора. There's no rule here.You'd better memorize them.

    "Форма именительного падежа множественного числа существительных проверяется в словарном порядке".
    Иначе говоря, такого правила Вы не найдёте.

    no such rule
    ex: имя - it - имена - they
    so, not necessarily masculine

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