-cha

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From an unstressed you (/jə/) after a word ending in /t/; the unstressed sequence /tj/ coalesces into /tʃ/ ⟨ch⟩ in many accents.

Pronunciation[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

-cha (clitic)

  1. (informal, used only after a /t/ sound) Alternative form of ya (you)

Usage notes[edit]

  • Sometimes written as a separate word (cha).

Derived terms[edit]

Related terms[edit]

Anagrams[edit]


Maquiritari[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Suffix[edit]

-cha

  1. Allomorph of -ta used for stems that end in i.

Polish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Inherited from Proto-Slavic *-xa.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /xa/
  • Rhymes: -a
  • Syllabification: cha

Suffix[edit]

-cha

  1. Attached to truncated stems of common nouns to form feminine or masculine nouns, often augmentative or derogatory.
    gospodyni + ‎-cha → ‎gospocha
    gorzałka + ‎-cha → ‎gocha
    kiszka + ‎-cha → ‎kicha
    kleryk + ‎-cha → ‎klecha
    kmotra + ‎-cha → ‎kmocha
    kreska + ‎-cha → ‎krecha
    łyżka + ‎-cha → ‎łycha
    misa + ‎-cha → ‎micha
    pietruszka + ‎-cha → ‎pietrucha
    plesz + ‎-cha → ‎plecha
    wiązka + ‎-cha → ‎wiącha
    wioska + ‎-cha → ‎wiocha
    zagryzka + ‎-cha → ‎zagrycha
  2. Attached to truncated stems of given names to form nicknames.
    Krystyna + ‎-cha → ‎Krzycha
    Zofia + ‎-cha → ‎Zocha

Declension[edit]

Feminine:

Masculine:

Masculine surnames:

Derived terms[edit]

See also[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • -cha in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • -cha in Polish dictionaries at PWN
  • Stankiewicz, Edward (1986) The Slavic Languages: Unity in Diversity[1], pages 259-263

Quechua[edit]

Suffix[edit]

-cha

  1. Derivational suffix. To make or become something or someone.
    apu (chief)apuchay (to honor)
    pampa (flat, plains)pampachay (to level, to forgive)
  2. Nominal suffix, diminutive. Used to indicate a smaller size.
    allqu (dog)allqucha (puppy)

See also[edit]


Uzbek[edit]

Other scripts
Cyrillic -ча
Latin -cha
Perso-Arabic -چا

Suffix[edit]

-cha

  1. Denotes a language after a proper noun referring to an ethnic group.
    Turkcha
    Turkish language