Re: [TexasCzechs] The Ova
- Thank you to all that responded. Leroy, I'm glad you pointed out that the
word 'rodina' (family) is consisered feminine. My next question was going
to be "Why do headstones of a man have -ova on the end of the family
name".....but you all have adequately answered my initial question about
the -ova suffix. Tim D.
At 08:23 AM 9/29/00 -0500, you wrote:
>The "ova" is added because it is female. Czech has gender in the nouns
>Most tombstones in the CR have Rodina *ova. The Hurta Tombstones have
>Rodina Hurtova. "Family" is female, therefore they do the ova thing.
>Page 24 of Czech step by step, Lesson 2. All things are divided into
>male, female, and neutral.
>When you learn how to tell how this is done, You Know Czech....
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