about neuter...

Discussion in 'Grammar & Pronunciation' started by Kikko, Oct 3, 2002.

  1. Kikko

    Kikko Well-Known Member

    hi all [​IMG]

    this time is bout neuter nouns:

    masculine and feminine nouns are divided in consonant vs vocal ending (hard vs soft).

    What bout neuter? in my book there are 4 guide nouns but they all end with a vocal:
    mesto, more, prase and staveni

    Hope someone can help [​IMG]

  2. Anke

    Anke Well-Known Member

    Hi Kikko,

    in Czech there are different consonants according to which declension is made.
    There are hard consonants: h, ch, k, r, d, t, n, g, soft consonants: s, c , r, z, t, d, n (all with hacek!), c, j and hard-soft consonants: b, f, l, m, p, s, v and z.

    Hence you have the guide words:

    male (animate):

    pán (ending in hard consonant)

    muž (ending in soft consonant)

    predseda (hard consonant before vowel)

    soudce (ending in-ce, soft consonant
    before vowel)

    male (inanimate):

    hrad (hard consonant)

    stroj (soft consonant)


    žena (hard consonant before vowel)

    růže/zeme (soft or hard-soft consonant
    before vowel)

    písen (soft consonant)

    kost (hard consonant)


    mesto (hard or hard-soft consonant before

    more/hrište (consonant before vowel -e
    or -ě)

    kure, štene (terms for young animals,
    e.g. kote; terms for nobility or other
    persons at court, e.g. kníže (only in
    plural, it´s male in singular), páže;
    terms for things and plants, e.g. rajce)

    stavení (hard-soft or soft consonant
    before vowel -í; the word úterý)

    You may have different guide words but they shall display the same principle.
    Have a look at our Grammar Section, too.

    [This message has been edited by Anke (edited October 03, 2002).]

    [This message has been edited by Anke (edited October 03, 2002).]
  3. Kikko

    Kikko Well-Known Member

    Thanx for help [​IMG]

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