postojati

Serbo-CroatianEdit

EtymologyEdit

po- +‎ stojati (old form of modern stàjati : stòjīm "to stand") with lengthening of the prefix syllable and subsequent accent shift (po- + stòjati > postòjati > póstojati) due to the fact that prefixation does not entail perfectivization[1].

The formation was possibly influenced by German bestehen.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /pǒːstojati/
  • Hyphenation: po‧sto‧ja‧ti

VerbEdit

póstojati impf (Cyrillic spelling по́стојати)

  1. (intransitive) to be, exist
    Jeti postoji - The Yeti exists

ConjugationEdit

Related termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

Ebert, Klaus (2017): L'accentuation des verbes préverbés d'aspect imperfectif en BCMS (bosnien, croate, monténégrin, serbe)

  1. ^ Ebert 2017