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PronunciationEdit

SuffixEdit

-cha

  1. (informal, used only after a [t] sound) Alternative form of ya (you)

Usage notesEdit

  • Sometimes written as a separate word (cha).

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PolishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Ultimately from Proto-Slavic.

PronunciationEdit

SuffixEdit

-cha

  1. Attached to truncated stems of common nouns to form feminine or masculine nouns, often augmentative or derogatory.
    gospodyni + ‎-cha → ‎gospocha
    gorzałka + ‎-cha → ‎gocha
    kiszka + ‎-cha → ‎kicha
    kleryk + ‎-cha → ‎klecha
    kmotra + ‎-cha → ‎kmocha
    kreska + ‎-cha → ‎krecha
    łyżka + ‎-cha → ‎łycha
    misa + ‎-cha → ‎micha
    pietruszka + ‎-cha → ‎pietrucha
    plesz + ‎-cha → ‎plecha
    wiązka + ‎-cha → ‎wiącha
    wioska + ‎-cha → ‎wiocha
    zagryzka + ‎-cha → ‎zagrycha
  2. Attached to truncated stems of given names to form nicknames.
    Krystyna + ‎-cha → ‎Krzycha
    Zofia + ‎-cha → ‎Zocha

DeclensionEdit

Feminine:

Masculine:

Masculine surnames:

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ReferencesEdit

  • Stankiewicz, Edward (1986) The Slavic Languages: Unity in Diversity[1], pages 259-263

QuechuaEdit

SuffixEdit

-cha

  1. Derivational suffix. To make or become something or someone.
    apu (chief)apuchay (to honor)
    pampa (flat, plains)pampachay (to level, to forgive)
  2. Nominal suffix, diminutive. Used to indicate a smaller size.
    allqu (dog)allqucha (puppy)

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