"Noc"

Translation:The night

January 24, 2016

4 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/LICA98

why is it not "noć"?

January 24, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Emwue

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/West_Slavic_languages

"Some distinctive features of the West Slavic languages, as from when they split from the East Slavic and South Slavic branches around the 3rd to 6th centuries AD, are as follows:[3]

development of proto-Slavic tj, dj into palatalized ts, (d)z, as in modern Polish/Czech noc ("night"; compare Russian ночь);

[…]"

January 25, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/hughcparker

That tells us about the history of the language, but it doesn't answer LICA98's question; why is it written with a c on the end, not a ć?

February 7, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Emwue

Because /t͡s/ is represented as "c" in Polish orthography, "ć" is a different sound.

February 8, 2016
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