Questions tagged [морфология]

The study of the structure and formation of words and their component parts, "morphemes".

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How to decline adjectives modifying feminine nouns after 2, 3, 4?

In the nominative case, if we are counting something of size 2, 3, or 4 then the object being counted is in the genitive singular case, e.g., три треугольника. If we have an adjective involved, then ...
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When to make the “v” / “в” or to make the “g” / “г” in place of “г”?

When to make the "v" / "в" or to make the "g" / "г" in place of "г"? Like the word "его" is said "evo", but phonetically it's said "ego". Cпасибо.
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What kind of grammatical form is this?/ Что это за грамматическая форма?

Он ревмя ревёт. It's clear that the phrase means an intensive and, possibly, frequentative action. But what is the grammatical meaning of the phrase? Is it a productive pattern? Понятно, что фраза ...
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Are there inflectives in Russian?

Recently I learned that there is a special form of verbs in German, called "inflective", which emerged in German language just recently (less than 60 years ago), and that they sometimes grupped with ...
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Suffixes for feminine professions: “-ша”, “-ка”, “-иха”, “-ыня”, “-ица”

Is there actually a rule for forming feminine names of professions? I can come up with several examples (and some of the examples are colloquial, but nevertheless widespread), but I cannot figure out ...
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Почему так часто “ничего” а не “ничто”? (Why “ничего” and not “ничто”?)

I understand the declension of что --  it's inanimate/неодушевлённый, so of course it should be Nom: что Acc: что Gen: чего Dat: чему Inst: чем Prep: чём Likewise  кто is animate/одушевлённый, so it ...
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Why рукопожатный?/ Почему говорится “рукопожатный”?

The word itself is like a standard p.pt., except that such words can be in Russian either т- or н-ending. How come that рукопожатен has both affixes? Само слово похоже на обычное причастие прошедшего ...