7097Re: [S-R] Re: surname gender affix -ova
- Mar 26, 2003Frank, does the affix kovic denote anything as in my name Jurkovic I have always wondered about that. Marty
Frank <frankur@...> wrote:One of most common Slavic surname affixes is the one denoting gender
of the bearer -ov� (Slovak), -owa (Polish), and -oba (Russian).
As a rule of Slovak grammar, female surnames end in -�, -sk�, or -ov�.
The feminine form of the surnames is considered merely a separate form
of same surname, not a distinct surname in itself.
If the surname is adjectival in origin , i.e., ends in -y', the ending
changes to -�, so that wife of p�n (Mr.) C^erny' would be pani (pi)
(Mrs.) C^ern� and their daughter would be slec^na (sl) (Miss) C^ern�
If surname is a noun in form or origin the suffix -ov� is added to it,
e.g., p�n Kov�c^, pani Kov�c^ov�, and slec^na Kov�c^ov�.
I reply to surname queries from all central and eastern European
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ZILAVY, IVANOVA, KOLAROVICOVA, ABELOVICOVA
(and where are the dates or places of origin ?)
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