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Jeremy87Tuesday 29th of March 2005 09:08:18 AM
feminine forms of people? (nationalities)? - Would I just add an ă at the end? And if possible, the plural forms? Thanks :)

Romān
American
Englez
Francez
Spaniol
Italian
German
Olandez
Irlandez
Ceh
Suedez
Norvegian
Elveţian
Grec
Polonez
Slovac
Finlandez
Moldovean
Ungar
Bulgar
Ukrainian
Turc
Rus
Chinez
Vietnamez
Coreean
Japonez
sandmanTuesday 29th of March 2005 05:32:05 PM
- romāncă - romānce
americană - -e
englezoaică - englezoaică
franţuzoaică - franţuzoaice
spaniolă - -e
italiancă (+ italiană ?) - italience
nemţoaică (germană ) - nemţoaice
olandeză - -e
irlandeză - -e
cehă - -e
suedeză - -e
norvegiancă - norvegience
elveţiancă - elveţience
greacă - grece
poloneză - -e
slovacă - -e
finlandeză - -e
moldoveancă - moldovence
ungară, maghiară - -e
bulgăroaică - bulgăroaice
ukraincă ? - uncraince
turcă - -e
rusoaică - rusoaice
chinezoaică - chinezoaice
vietnameză - -e
coreeană - coreene
japoneză - -e
deliaWednesday 30th of March 2005 02:45:48 PM
small corrections... - i don't know whether jeremy was talking about nouns or adjectives.sandman kind of mixed them up,i'm referring to adjectives and nouns...some corrections:
grec-greacă(adj,e.g.limba greacă) -grecoaică(greek girl-noun)
ucrainean-ucraineancă(ukrainean girl) or limba ucraineană(adj)
limba turcă,but turcoaică(turkish girl)

take care,
Delia

La PluieMonday 04th of April 2005 01:46:45 AM
- Are those plural forms for both feminine and masculine?
rbrumaWednesday 06th of April 2005 02:13:59 PM
- No.

To take one example:

grec - noun, masc., pl. greci
grecoaică - noun, fem (greek woman), pl. grecoaice

grecesc - adj, masc.
greacă or grecească - adj., fem.

For both adj. forms, pl = greceşti
Jeremy87Saturday 09th of April 2005 10:50:00 AM
- I should've asked what the plural forms are for the masculine nationalities. If anyone could tell me them, it would be greatly appreciated. :)

also, for belgian..
belgian, belgiancă, belgieni, belgiance ?
rbrumaSaturday 09th of April 2005 02:34:27 PM
- belgian, belgiancă, belgieni, belgience
Jeremy87Thursday 14th of April 2005 05:48:51 AM
- ok, thx. And for the plural forms of the masculine, do you just add an i?
rbrumaThursday 14th of April 2005 03:16:06 PM
- Basically, yes. However (as with all other nouns), phonetic alterations occur. From the list you provided in your 1st post on this topic:

-- a/e:

italian - italieni
norvegian - norvegieni
elveţian - elveţieni

-- ea/e

moldovean - moldoveni
ucrainean - ucraineni
coreean - coreeni

-- s/ş
rus - ruşi

To the rest of the list, just add -i.

Also, a person with Hungarian nationality is not 'ungar' but 'ungur' (pl. unguri, stress on first vowel). 'ungar' is an adjective. If you find it more convenient, you can use 'maghiar' (pl. 'maghiari') both as a noun and as an adjective. These is usually the way in which Hungarians in Romania do prefer to refer to themselves.