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Prefixes - resources (books?) describing ranges of meaning they add when deriving verbs

30 Aug 2011 #1

I've spotted the other thread starting from the use of prefixes with chodzić. But I thought I'd start
another as, rather than answers to specific questions, I'd really like advice on where to look for a more
general account of the range of meanings each prefix can add to a derived verb.

I know there are no simple precise rules here. But it seems pretty clear to me as well that there are
indeed important patterns. I find it hard to believe that no one has tried to describe them. But a couple
of hours Googling Polish/Slavic verbal prefix meanings/senses found just various academic articles but
nothing aimed at learners. And the academic articles didn't even supply the information when I ploughed
through them.

So does anyone know of a good book or web site describing these patterns?

NB the main reason I'd like this material is that I think it could improve my hit-rate when guessing
the meanings of unfamiliar verbs and consequently my reading fluency.


Leopejo 4 | 120
30 Aug 2011 #2
Most grammars of Polish should at the very least have a table with the most common meanings of each prefix. For example O.E.Swan's legally downloadable "A grammar of contemporary Polish", from page 281 on.

Besides most textbooks, at least if advanced and/or focusing on verbs, do address the issue.
cinek 2 | 345
30 Aug 2011 #3
Here're some of them described:
catsoldier 62 | 595
30 Aug 2011 #4
"A grammar of contemporary Polish"

Can you provide a link? Thanks.
Leopejo 4 | 120
31 Aug 2011 #6
Can you provide a link? Thanks.

I also suggest exploring the whole

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