Appendix:Slovak declension pattern chlap

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Declension pattern chlap[edit]

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.

In some cases the dative and locative singular can end with -u rather than -ovi, and the nominative plural can end with -ovia or just -ia rather than -i.

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.

Other masculine patterns[edit]

The other pattern for animate masculine nouns is hrdina. The two patterns for non-animate masculine nouns are dub and stroj.