All Slavic languages: little bone

dihydrogen monoxide

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Slovene, Serbo-Croat
What would be the deminutive in your language for bone, i.e. little bone? Would there be an assimilation /ʃʨ/ or it would be the /ʃt/. I'll start with Slovene:


Slovene: kost-koščica
BCS: kost-koštica
 
  • ahvalj

    Senior Member
    So, we have the following pattern (using Late Common Slavic forms):
    kostь → kostъka (> Macedonian koska, Ukrainian kʲistka) → kostъčьka (> Russian, Polish)​
    kostь → kostъka or kostьca → kostъčica or kostьčica (> Slovene, BDSM)​
    kostь → kostica → kostičьka (> Czech, Slovak).​
    That is, -ъk-~-ьk- and -ic- added in different combinations.
     
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    polskajason

    Member
    English - American
    So, we have the following pattern (using Late Common Slavic forms):
    kostь → kostъka (> Macedonian koska, Ukrainian kʲistka) → kostъčьka (> Russian, Polish)​
    kostь → kostъka or kostьca → kostъčica or kostьčica (> Slovene, BDSM)​
    kostь → kostica → kostičьka (> Czech, Slovak).​
    That is, -ъk-~-ьk- and -ic- added in different combinations.
    😊 BCMS. BDSM means...well, something else.
     
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