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    Assigning a Color to each Russian Cases

    What would be your choice of color for

    Nominative :

    Accusative :

    Genitive :

    Prepositional :

    Dative :

    Instrumental :

    By the way was the order in which you learned them? The list of case is in the order in which I learned them (one by one starting from singular to plural)

    Those two questions are not innocent.

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    Nominative :

    Accusative :

    Genitive :

    Prepositional :

    Dative :

    Instrumental : (that was white)
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    Nominative :

    Accusative :

    Genitive :

    Prepositional :

    Dative :

    Instrumental :


    (all black)

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    That's an interesting question (color associations). I liked to associate numbers and other things with colors since childhood but I didn't do that for cases. In Russia we learn it in the following order:
    Именительный
    Родительный
    Дательный
    Винительный
    Творительный
    Предложный
    and we have a rhyme for its easy memorizing:
    Иван Родил Девчонку
    Велел Тащить Пелёнку.
    "Happy new year, happy new year
    May we all have a vision now and then
    Of a world where every neighbour is a friend"

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    Nominative
    Genitive
    Dative
    Accusative
    Instrumental
    Prepositional
    It's the order in which they are listed when we learn them at school. And just like Pravit, I assign black color to all of these cases

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    I don't assign any color to cases.
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    come on guys, we don't normally assign colors to cases, but jog your creative side, and think of what color fits which case the best!
    Hei, rett norsken min og du er død.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Friendy
    That's an interesting question (color associations). I liked to associate numbers and other things with colors since childhood but I didn't do that for cases. In Russia we learn it in the following order:
    Именительный
    Родительный
    Дательный
    Винительный
    Творительный
    Предложный
    and we have a rhyme for its easy memorizing:
    Иван Родил Девчонку
    Велел Тащить Пелёнку.
    Why learning винительный so late?!? I mean for creating basic sentences all you need is nominative and accusative. (я люблю картошку)

    For me the colors would be on a purely intuitive notion (I think of the case and a color seems to fit well) Like for Genitive, I don't feel like thinking of a dark color at all.

    Именительный
    Родительный
    Дательный
    Винительный
    Творительный
    Предложный

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    Assigning a colour to each Russian Cases

    Friendy, is there a rhyme, poem, ditty, anything to assist memorization of all the changes of the endings? I'm desperate here. They are a stumbling block and although I know I will learn them in time I'd like to use them with confidence before I collect my pension.
    sin e

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mordan
    Why learning винительный so late?!? I mean for creating basic sentences all you need is nominative and accusative. (я люблюкартошку)
    Don't forget the we are the native speakers and already can construct sentences. To be more accurate, it's not the order we learn them but the order we list them. We just learn theoretical things and it's all during one lesson as far as I remember.

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    Unfortunately, I don't know of any . Well, maybe somebody will make it up some day.
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    Assigning a colour to each Russian case

    You are right Friendy, there really isn't a short cut for the endings but I'll keep plodding along anyway.
    sin e

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    Not colours, but actions.

    I don't assign colours to the cases, but I always think of them in the order Nom., Acc., Gen., Dat., Inst., Prep.: NAGDIP is an easy acronym to remember.

    The accusative lies between the nominative and genetive since in all forms except the feminine singular follow the animate/inaminate rule.

    The prepositional is last since it's very easy to decline (-е in the singluar, apart from feminine soft sign endings where it's -и, and -ах/-ях in the plural depending on hardness/softness and the spelling rules) and only used with the four prepositions в, на, о, при.

    I also like to keep the Dative, Instrumental and Prepositional together because they are always so similar in the plural (-ам/-ям, -ами/-ями, -ах/-ях).

    Instead of using colours, I prefer to have a mental picture of what each case is used for. The instrumental I usually associate with a musical instrument (most often the electric guitar), since it is used to describe how or with what something is done, and similarly there are other images in my head for the other cases. I personally find this easier than using colours.

    If you use colours, wouldn't you get confused when you wanted to put a colour in a different case than you associate it with? It would end up like a Stroop test, which is difficult enough in one's native language, let alone a foreign one!
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    -- "Пространство между нами" by Ядерный сок

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    I think nominative should definitely be black.
    Anyway, here are my choices for colors.

    Именительный - Nominative
    родительный - Genitive
    Дательный - Dative
    Винительный - Accusative
    Творительный - Instrumental
    Предложный - Prepositional
    Какая разница, умереть богатым или бедным?

    Какой толк от богатства если ты не счастлив.

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    Именительный - Nominative
    родительный - Genitive
    Дательный - Dative
    Винительный - Accusative
    Творительный - Instrumental
    Предложный - Prepositional

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    Re: Assigning a colour to each Russian case

    Quote Originally Posted by irisheyes
    You are right Friendy, there really isn't a short cut for the endings but I'll keep plodding along anyway.
    Well for the plural of Dative, Instrumental, and Prepositional I have a way of memorizing it of sorts.

    nouns : ам, ами ах (ям, ями, ях)
    adjectives: ым, ыми, ых (им, ими, их)

    Very easy to memorize if you picture the cases as NAGDIP

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    Re: Assigning a colour to each Russian case

    Quote Originally Posted by iwrotedrowning
    Well for the plural of Dative, Instrumental, and Prepositional I have a way of memorizing it of sorts.

    nouns : ам, ами ах (ям, ями, ях)
    adjectives: ым, ыми, ых (им, ими, их)
    My teacher first year had a little chant and dance to remember those plurals. She'd make us recite:

    ым - ам, ыми - ами, ых - ах, boom, boom!

    The boom booms were probably the most important part.

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    I'd love to see the dance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iwrotedrowning
    I'd love to see the dance.
    LOL. She was a crazy but wonderful teacher. Luckily she didn't make the students do the dance, she just demonstrated. She was always surprising us, for instance the day we learned the words for silverware she came to class with forks, spoons and knives all hidden under her clothes. She'd reach down her shirt, pull out a fork and say "Что это?" Never a dull moment that year.

    Ok, I'll try to visualize the cases:

    Именительный
    Предложный
    Винительный
    Родительный
    Дательный
    Творительный

    I just assumed everyone must learn them in that order, but I guess not.

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    This my idea for colours.

    Именительный
    Предложный
    Винительный
    Родительный
    Дательный
    Творительный


    See? No more cases!
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    Quote Originally Posted by DDT
    This my idea for colours.

    Именительный
    Предложный
    Винительный
    Родительный
    Дательный
    Творительный


    See? No more cases!
    I can see them.
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