1.8 – More on Fleeting -e-

1.8 – More on Fleeting -e-

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1.8 – More on Fleeting -e-

Fleeting -e- is the phenomenon going to come up on words whenever some sort of ending is added to them. Here is a reference summary for you to use with nouns and their plural forms:

all words ending in –ec

Němec ‘German’ → Němci ‘Germans’

kopec ‘hill’ → kopce ‘hills’

herec ‘actor’ → herci ‘actors’

all words ending in -ek

párek ‘hot dog’ → párky ‘hot dogs’

hrnek ‘mug’ → hrnky ‘mugs’

dárek ‘gift’ → dárky ‘gifts’

some words (mainly names) ending in -el (you just have to learn them as you go)

orel ‘eagle’ → orli ‘eagles’

Karel ‘Charles’ → Karle (vocative form)

Pavel ‘Paul’ → Pavle (vocative form)

A small random assortment of words:

píseň ‘song’ → písně ‘songs’

pes ‘dog’ → psi ‘dogs’

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