baltkrievisks

LatvianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From baltkrievs (Belarusian) +‎ -isks.

PronunciationEdit

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AdjectiveEdit

baltkrievisks (definite baltkrieviskais, comparative baltkrieviskāks, superlative visbaltkrieviskākais, adverb baltkrieviski)

  1. Belarusian (relating to the Belarusian language; relating to Belarusians or to Belarus)
    baltkrievisks ornamentsBelarusian ornament
    man liekas, ka mans uzvārds ir baltkrievisks — I think that my family name is (of) Belarusian (origin)
    lietuviešu aristokrātija arī bija poliska vai pat baltkrieviska — the Lithuanian aristocracy was also Polish or even Belarusian

DeclensionEdit

Usage notesEdit

English “Belarusian” as an attributive adjective usually correponds in Latvian to baltkrievu, the genitive plural form of baltkrievs. The adjective baltkrievisks is commonly used as a predicate (“this is Belarusian”), or in its adverbial form baltkrieviski.

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Last modified on 23 March 2014, at 13:10