Appendix:Slovak declension pattern hrdina
Declension pattern hrdinaEdit
- pattern hrdina m, noun
- hrdin stem
This pattern is typically used by masculine nouns that end with -a or -o and are animate, that is those that describe a person.
Words ending with -o usually have the genitive and accusative ending of -a, thus dedo becomes deda. Only Slovak family names keep the genitive and accusative -u, e.g., Vančo—Vanču. Some of the Slovak family names can take either genitive and accusative endings, e.g., Krasko can become either Krasku or Kraska. Foreign family names use the genitive and accusative -a, e.g., Ševčenko—Ševčenka (a Ukrainian family name), or Picasso—Picassa.