Re: [Slovak-World] women's surnames
- Some last names are noun form and some are adjective form:
Hadasova/Hadas vs. Lenicka/Lednicky. Also some noun form
names have a feminine look as the twentieth-century artist
Martin Benka whose wife would have been Benkova--Jerry Sabo.
---- Original message ----
>Date: Tue, 27 Jul 2004 16:14:24 -0700 (PDT)
>From: "Scott T. Mikusko" <guerilla@...>
>Subject: Re: [Slovak-World] women's surnames
>To: slovak list <Slovak-World@yahoogroups.com>
> On Tue, 27 Jul 2004, barbbaba wrote:
> > When I see that my Eastern Slovak men
> married....the maiden name of the
> > woman usually ends in "ova"....sooooo if I wanted
> to figure out the surname
> > without the feminine ending on it....how would I
> change the name? Just
> > remove the "ova" or substitute some other letters
> of ?
> > Examples: Helena Hadasova Ann
> Marzinanova or the name
> > Hantkova?
> Usually, as a general rule, it's about right. There
> some slight spelling
> changes depending on the surname. If the last name
> is an adjective, the
> feminine form will change the -y ending to -a.
> Lednicky -> Lednicka
> Rudecky -> Rudecka
> and so on.
> Some names end with a -ec ending, like Nemec or
> Polodec. These will have
> their e's drop becore the final c:
> Polodec -> Polodcova
> Nemec -> Nemcova
> Now, sometimes it's a bit tricky to glean the
> masculine from the feminine
> (well, it is for me!). Take my surname for
> Mikusko -> Mikuskova
> Mikuska -> Mikuskova!!
> Sometimes it's hard to know the last letter of the
> name with -a or -o.
> I'm not sure there is a rule for that, I think you
> just have know it, or
> guess. Perhaps a native speaker on the list can
> elaborate on that more.
> And it's not just their maiden name with -ova/-a;
> their married name will
> follow the same convention.
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