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Re: [S-R] Surnames with diminutive endings

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  • gardens@aloha.net
    Hello, in Slovak diminutive of kotol (an object) are: kotlik (with long i ) and even more diminutvie: kotlicek (with long i and v over c ) and
    Message 1 of 8 , Aug 17, 2006
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      Hello,
      in Slovak
      diminutive of "kotol" (an object) are:
      kotlik (with long 'i')
      and even more diminutvie:
      kotlicek (with long 'i' and "v" over 'c')

      and diminutive for "kotliar" (one who makes such objects)
      is "kotliarik"

      vladimir
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      At 08:14 AM 8/17/2006, you wrote:

      >The ending is "csik" in Hungarian and "cik" (with a diacritic mark
      >over the c) in Slovak. I'm told this is the diminutive form of the
      >name. So, Kotlarcsik or Kotlarcik would be "little" Kotlar. Kotlar
      >means boiler or kettle maker. In the church records for my family's
      >village, I find both versions of this name (Kotlar and also
      >Kotlarcsik/Kotlarcik). So, I was curious if the two would likely be
      >related families?
      >
      >Carl
      >
      >Caye Caswick <ccaswick@...>
      >wrote:
      > >
      > >
      > > Do you mean the -OVA ending? Or do you mean -KA?
      > >
      > > I can explain the -OVA ending, although I've
      > > personally never seen a -KA ending to a surname, but
      > > please give an example and I'll see what I can find
      > > out.
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > > Caye
      > >
      > >
      > > --- Carl Kotlarchik <kkotlarc@...> wrote:
      > >
      > > >
      > > > Does anyone know why certain Slovak family names
      > > > have a diminutive
      > > > ending? I can understand having a first name with a
      > > > diminutive ending
      > > > to show fondness for the person but why would a
      > > > whole family take such
      > > > an ending on their surname? In the area where my
      > > > family lived in Gomor
      > > > County, I find our base family name with the
      > > > diminutive ending but also
      > > > individuals with just the base name. Is it
      > > > possible that these people
      > > > are related or are they really separate families?
      > > >
      > > >
      > > >
      > > > [Non-text portions of this message have been
      > > > removed]
      > > >
      > > >
      > >
      > >
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