Appendix:Slovak declension pattern chlap
Declension pattern chlap
- pattern chlap m, noun
- chlap stem
This pattern is typically used by masculine nouns that do not end with -a or -o and are animate, that is those that describe a person. Animals can sometimes follow a dual pattern (chlap or dub) depending on whether we think of them as individual persons or not.
Slovak is a very subtle and poetic language, comparable perhaps only to Sanskrit (and other Slavic languages) in various nuances that cannot simply be expressed in a small set of rules.