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Re: Another general question...

Posted: 21 Mar 2013 4:54PM GMT
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This is an ongoing education for the new researchers. Aksamitnik said "inflections" but if you are old enough to have studied English grammar, or Latin, we would call them "cases". So in English we have subject, direct object, indirect object, etc. In Czech, it's nominative, accusative, and dative. Latin uses those terms. In English, the only time we change for case is with pronouns. So subject would be "he", direct object would be "him" and possessive would be "his". Czech and French carry this idea out extensively for regular nouns, however. You learn after a while to drop off those endings and look for the root word.

The funniest thing is that accusative (direct object) for Josef is Josefa, leading many a researcher to change gender for a relative. :)
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akoppe 20 Mar 2013 8:00PM GMT 
LenkaPavlica 20 Mar 2013 9:37PM GMT 
akoppe 20 Mar 2013 10:03PM GMT 
aksamitnik01 21 Mar 2013 6:16PM GMT 
marylevesque2... 21 Mar 2013 10:54PM GMT 
akoppe 25 Mar 2013 2:23AM GMT 
marylevesque2... 25 Mar 2013 3:49AM GMT 
akoppe 25 Mar 2013 2:13PM GMT 
ZlaticaBeca 25 Mar 2013 2:42PM GMT 
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