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Re: [S-R] NAME ENDING

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  • Armata, Joseph R. (JArmata)
    Yes, that s right. When -ek is a suffix (Havlic~ek, from Havlik + ek), the e drops when endings are added. So it s Mr. Havlic~ek, Mrs. Havlic~kova. This
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      Yes, that's right. When -ek is a suffix (Havlic~ek, from Havlik + ek),
      the "e" drops when endings are added.
      So it's Mr. Havlic~ek, Mrs. Havlic~kova. This is a regular rule in
      Slovak grammar.

      Joe



      > Some names do not follow this "rule".
      > For example, my family name: HAVLI'C~EK
      >
      > The female form is HAVLI'C~KOVA
      >
      > Note the "loss" of the "E".
      >
      > Is there any "simple" explanation for this?
      >
      > Don Havlicek
      >
      >
      > Armata, Joseph R. (JArmata) wrote:
      >
      >>In short, surnames that are nouns add -ova to the male form to get the
      >>female form:
      >>Mr. Koval, Mrs. Kovalova (koval = a smith)
      >>
      >>Surnames that are adjectives end in -y for men, -a for women:
      >>Mr. Pekny, Mrs. Pekna (pekny = beautiful)
      >>
      >>Pokornik is a noun, so the woman would be Mrs. Pokornikova.
      >>But Pokorny is an adjective, so the woman would be Mrs. Pokorna.
      >>
      >>Joe
      >>
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