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Dlouha in Czechoslovakia

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Re: Dlouha in Czechoslovakia

Posted: 25 Oct 2013 11:59AM GMT
Classification: Query
You're welcome, Mina
Trying to get your search off the ground.
If a male surname is a masculine adjective (ending in -ý), the female surname is simply the feminine equivalent. Thus, a girl whose father's surname is Novotný would have the surname Novotná .

If a male surname is a noun, the female surname takes the suffix -ová, making it a feminine adjective:
Novák becomes Nováková
Horáček becomes Horáčková
Svoboda becomes Svobodová
Navrátil (in the literal meaning of "he returned") becomes Navrátilová, i.e. it is not declined into Navrátila (which would stand for "she returned"). Curiously enough, Navrátila also happens to be the genitive and accusative of the male version.
SubjectAuthorDate Posted
Mina Yindra 24 Oct 2013 11:59PM GMT 
ZlaticaBeca 25 Oct 2013 3:59PM GMT 
Mina Yindra 25 Oct 2013 5:20PM GMT 
ZlaticaBeca 25 Oct 2013 5:59PM GMT 
ZlaticaBeca 25 Oct 2013 6:14PM GMT 
marylevesque2... 25 Oct 2013 6:41PM GMT 
tierneyjohnj 25 Oct 2013 4:02PM GMT 
Mina Yindra 25 Oct 2013 5:17PM GMT 
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