Talk:-ка

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search

I don't know Srpski, but it strongly seems to me that -ка is not a femalizing suffix but , and the ending is -а (quiet like it is in Russian). Ignatus (talk) 19:55, 27 December 2012 (UTC)

The Russian is referring to a verbal ending, as in идите-ка. The Serbian is referring to the diminutive noun suffix, as in цацка. —Stephen (Talk) 11:28, 29 December 2012 (UTC)
Btw, this suffix exists also in the same manner and meaning in Russian. I mean, that female ending -а is separate thing from suffix -к-, see цацка#Declesion. I've asked this question more generally on Wiktionary:Information desk#Suffixes in languages like Russian. Ignatus (talk) 20:28, 29 December 2012 (UTC)
Yes, Russian has both the verbal particle and the diminutive noun suffix. The entry is incomplete. Very little work is being done on the Russian entries right now. The main Russian editors have stopped because of interference from non-Russian-speaker editors who try to edit using Google Translate or make other ridiculous or damaging edits based inappropriately on the English translations. For the past few months, only some superficial edits have been added to the Russian entries, such as pronunciation. —Stephen (Talk) 20:41, 29 December 2012 (UTC)
-ka is a full-bown derivational suffix in Serbo-Croatian, and there are 27 other suffixes that and in -ka. Word-final -a i not silent but clearly spoken - there are no silent sounds in Serbo-Croatian because the orthography is phonological (as opposed to Russian). It can be used to build nouns from nouns, adjectives, verbs, numerals and adverbs. It is very productive and there are thousands of nouns derived through it. --Ivan Štambuk (talk) 15:52, 5 July 2013 (UTC)