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What's in a Name? Kazimir versus Kaz versus Kaziu


TenZin 1 | -  
13 Mar 2009 /  #1
Hello All ... Kazimir versus Kaz versus Kaziu. What the difference & is Kaziu more friendly like calling Frank Frankie?
Olek S - | 13  
13 Mar 2009 /  #2
Kazimierz [ka-zhi-miezh] formal
Kazik [ka-zhik] pet-name
Kaziu [ka-zh-yu] - vocative case of pet-name
Polonius3 1,000 | 12,448  
19 Mar 2009 /  #3
In some dialects the vocative form is used in the nominative: Jasiu przyjechał, Stachu jest przy forsie, Kaziu kocha boską Isabel...etc,, itd., itp.
mafketis 24 | 8,838  
19 Mar 2009 /  #4
Kazimierz [ka-zhi-miezh] formal
Kazik [ka-zhik] pet-name
Kaziu [ka-zh-yu] - vocative case of pet-name

Kazimierz is formal, right.
Kazik is a pet-name
Kaziu is _not_ the vocative of Kazik (which would be Kaziku) it's the vocative of Kazio, another pet-name.

In standard informal spoken Polish the vocative can be used a nominative but this only works for pet-names for men/boys where the vocative ends in -u, when the vocative would end in -(i)e you can't do that and if it's not a pet name you can't.

Leszku could be the vocative/nominative for Leszek as a petname for Lech but not for the separate man's name Leszek.

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