I am having a terrible time understanding an area of declensions for adjectives. Let me see if I can explain it:
First let 's review the indefinite article.
Masculine: Ein Hund Femenine : Eine Katze Neuter : Ein Kaninchen Plural : Vögel
As I was taught, the plural in this case uses no article at all, right?
Second, Let's see declensions for adjectives. It depends on what kind of articles they are using:
This is the declension with the Indefinite article (ein, eine..), possesive articles (meine, deine...) and negative articles (keine).
In this table it uses the possessive as example, but it would be the same for the indefinite, something like:
╔═════╦══════════════════╦═══════════════════╦═══════════════════════╦═══════════════╗ ║ ║ Masc ║ Fem ║ Neuter ║ Plural ║ ╠═════╬══════════════════╬═══════════════════╬═══════════════════════╬═══════════════╣ ║ Nom ║ ein kleiner Hund ║ eine kleine Katze ║ ein kleines Kaninchen ║ kleinen Vögel ║ ╚═════╩══════════════════╩═══════════════════╩═══════════════════════╩═══════════════╝
The only difference with the possessive is that there is not indefinite article in plural.
Third. Let's see the declensions for adjectives without article. (This in itself is already confusing, because as I just said, the indefinite article has cases where it has no article at all)
Here we see that the plural uses "warme Brötchen", but if we recall the table of the indefinite article, the plural did not use any article as well, but the ending of the adjective was -en.
So my question is, if I have a plural in nominative with no article, which ending should I use? -en or -e?