16 October 2008

Some Slovak language

Many people who know me know that I often tend to ... make up ... words as I speak. If I may be my own apologist, they do make complete sense gramatically, they're just not in the Oxford dictionary yet.

It's relatively common to have dictionaries of foreign words here in Slovakia, and in the front of one I found common prefixes and suffixes. This is something I was dying for this summer, and so I'll share a bit of it now:

a-, an-ne-, bez-,
ab-ne-, od-
anti-, contra-proti-
ex-bývalý, von, preč
co-, com-, con-s-, zo-, spolu-
re-opäť-, späť-

The point of all of this is that now I can more effectively make up words in Slovak!

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