klaudzis

LatvianEdit

EtymologyEdit

A word coined in the second half of the 19th century by K. Biezbārdis, probably from the same stem as klaudz(ēt} (to knock, to bang), as a 2nd-declension noun (ending -is). It was not really accepted. A. Kronvalds' coinage līdzskanis became more popular and replaced other competing terms by the beginning of the 20th century.[1]

NounEdit

klaudzis m (2nd declension)

  1. (obsolete) consonant

DeclensionEdit

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ “līdzskanis” in Konstantīns Karulis (1992, 2001), Latviešu Etimoloģijas Vārdnīca (Rīga: AVOTS) ISBN: 9984-700-12-7.
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