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EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Slavic *ľudьje (people, men), from Proto-Balto-Slavic *ljaudis (people, men) from Proto-Indo-European *h₁lewdʰ-.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ʎûːdi/
  • Hyphenation: lju‧di

NounEdit

ljȗdi m pl (Cyrillic spelling љу̑ди) (singular: čȍvjek / čȍvek)

  1. people, men
    Dva čovjeka su išla cestom — Two men walked down the street.
    Pet ljudi je išlo cestom. — Five people walked down the street.

Usage notesEdit

This plural form takes suppletive stem in the singular, as can be seen in the declension table. Old dual forms have been preserved in the counting for 2, 3, 4 (also for 22, 23, 24, 32, 33, 34, etc., whereas the singular form is used for 21, 31, 41, etc.) which bind plural form of čȍvjek / čȍvek.

DeclensionEdit