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What would be the explanation for additional "n" in indefinite genitive plural of noun Bild and Kraft?

             Singular    Plural
Nominativ   eine Kraft   Kräfte
Genitiv     einer Kraft  Kräften <-- THIS
Dativ       einer Kraft  Kräften
Akkusativ   eine Kraft   Kräfte

https://dict.leo.org/german-english/bild

and

            Singular              Plural
Nominativ   ein Bild              Bilder
Genitiv     eines Bilds/​Bildes    Bildern <-- THIS
 Dativ      einem Bild            Bildern
Akkusativ   ein Bild              Bilder

https://dict.leo.org/chinesisch-deutsch/Kraft

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  • Please click on left side book type icon beside the noun.
    – ughi tudhi
    Oct 11, 2019 at 8:39

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LEO is simply wrong. Not only is there no 'n' in any of these genitive forms, the 'bestimmt'/'unbestimmt' feature doesn't affect noun inflection at all (it affects adjective inflection). I'm afraid their feature is broken both in particular and in general.

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The tables from the linked pages are wrong. Examples of genitive plural forms in connection with indefinite article words are:

  • Die Summe aller Kräften ist Null.
  • Er glaubte an die Wirkung irgendwelcher Kräften.
  • Er wurde wegen mancher Bildern kritisiert.
  • Die Farben sämtlicher Bildern waren ausgeblichen.

(Remark with respect to some comments: When a letter is striked through, such as n above, then this usually means: it's wrong with the letter, it's right without the letter.)

Notice that, for nouns, it would not make a difference, if a definite article would be used. The distinction becomes important only when we talk about adjectives, for which there is weak, strong, and mixed declension.

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  • "Wegen Bildern" is acceptable because "wegen" can be construed either with genitive or dative. But all your other three examples are wrong.
    – fdb
    Oct 11, 2019 at 9:48
  • Sein Kunstgeschmack wurde manch Bilder röhrender Hirsche wegen in Zweifel gezogen.
    – Janka
    Oct 11, 2019 at 11:00
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    @ughitudhi. It should be Kräfte, Kräfte, Bilder, Bilder.
    – fdb
    Oct 11, 2019 at 11:32
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    To clarify what I wrote before: "wegen mancher Bilder" (gen. pl.) is correct Standard German. "Wegen manchen Bildern" (dat. pl.) is now also considered acceptable. "Wegen mancher Bildern" is wrong.
    – fdb
    Oct 11, 2019 at 11:36
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    @fdb ??? The n is striked through in all four cases, right? Other readers usually understand that this means: the forms with n are wrong. Oct 11, 2019 at 12:19

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