End of Names

Discussion in 'General Language' started by cupcakeparty, Dec 19, 2005.

  1. cupcakeparty

    cupcakeparty New Member

    I've seen 'ajs' and 'u' added at the end of someone's name sometimes, can anyone tell me what this means?
  2. wer

    wer Well-Known Member

    Give example please.

    Maybe 'Červinka' -> 'Červajs' ..... That's garble of name used in colloquial Czech. It may sound pejorative.

    I suppose 'u' is 'ů'. That's genitive suffix. Genitive without preposition corresponds to question 'Whose?'. Maybe English suffix -'s is equivalent.

    e.g. Pepík Novák -> Pepík Nováků = that Pepík, who is member of Novak family

    Same official names (mostly family names derived from forenames) originated in this way, e.g. Bohuslav Martinů (Czech componist).
  3. cupcakeparty

    cupcakeparty New Member

    one example I've seen is the name hoblik change into hobliku and hoblajs

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