Huh, looking at the last sentence, the first thing that popped into my mind was Estonian kolju (skull).A derivative from a root √kalja- (compare kaljama), of either Germanic (compare Old High German hāli (“smooth, slippery”)) or Baltic origin (compare Lithuanian gàle (“thin layer of ice”)). An identical derivative in Karelian has the meaning "skull".
ainurakne wrote:Huh, looking at the last sentence, the first thing that popped into my mind was Estonian kolju (skull).
Prantsis wrote: -ard
In French, the suffix -ard is very productive and appears in nouns and adjectives that are often pejorative, like couard "coward". To a minor extent, English also uses it: drunkard. Apparently it comes from the german adjective hart, which was used as an intensifier in proper names (-> Bernard, Richard...)
In Estonian, I've just run across the word sõjard. It made me curious and I looked for other words ending with -ard. So far I've found jõhkard, juhmard, käpard, logard, lupard, kohmard, õgard, ebard: not exactly positive words either.
-(a)rd tuletab verbidest ja käändsõnadest halvustavaid isikunimetusi, nt õgima > õga/rd, jahvard, lakard, logard, kohmard, käpard; jõhker > jõhka/rd, ebard, tuimard, juhmard, lohmard, sõjard.
Linguaphile wrote:Eesti keele käsiraamat seletab:
Prantsis wrote:...and afer one year and a half I realized that EKSS allowed a few regular expressions:
Linguaphile wrote:I didn't know you could do that either. That's useful. Thanks!
Prantsis wrote:Linguaphile wrote:I didn't know you could do that either. That's useful. Thanks!
You can also do this (they explain it when you click the tool icon):
And they don't tell, but this works too:
Prantsis wrote:Võta heaks. Ma näen, et sa leidsid kohe rakenduse!
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