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Feminine Derivatives from Masculine Surnames in Czech Dialects

Author(s): Zuzana Hlubinková
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies
Published by: Ústav pro jazyk český Akademie věd České republiky
Keywords: onomastics; anthroponyms

Summary/Abstract: The article deals with feminine derivatives from masculine surnames in Czech dialects. A rather simple situation in Bohemia, Western Moravia, and Middle Moravia stands out in sharp contrast to a more complicated situation in Eastern Moravia and in Silesia. Derivative feminine surnames are formed by formants -k(a), -ic(e)/-ic(a), -en(a), -ul(a), -in(o), -ajd(a), -and(a) and -ov(a) (e.g. Dvořák – Dvořačka, Smažík – Smažice, Zámečník – Zámečnica, Šimek – Šimčena, Šitek – Šitkula, Kula – Kulino, Polák – Polajda, Janovec – Janovčanda, Irena Slámova). All mentioned suffixes are used in unofficial sphere. In official communication, the type Nováková is employed which is used under the influence of literary language. The individual word-formative types of feminine surnames differ regionally, they are graphically represented on the attached map. The formants -k(a) and -ul(a) are used in the process of derivation of feminine surnames also in Slovak dialects.

  • Issue Year: XLVII/2006
  • Issue No: 47
  • Page Range: 227-232
  • Page Count: 6
  • Language: Czech