онез

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Bulgarian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

онез (onézpl (demonstrative)

  1. (regional, nonstandard or poetic) Alternative form of онези (onezi)
    Познаваш ли онез хора?
    Poznavaš li onez hora?
    Do you know those people?

Usage notes[edit]

Онез and the other shortened demonstrative pronouns (тоз, таз, туй, тез, оназ, онуй) are used in the Eastern Bulgarian dialects and are not considered standard. They can also be found in poetry (see quotations) where the number of syllables is important and these pronouns are one syllable shorter than their corresponding standard forms.

Quotations[edit]

  • 1881, Ivan Vazov, “Levski (Epic of the Forgotten)”:
    [] и да кажа тайно две-три думи нови / на онез, що влачат тежките окови.
    i da kaža tajno dve-tri dumi novi / na onez, što vlačat težkite okovi.
    "To speak new words, bear a secret message / To those who are dragging their grievous fetters."

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