Is "książnica" just a much less common synonym for a "biblioteka" or no?
so much less common most people do not know the word exists. where are you taking those words from?
I run into them through my perusing of old texts. I look them up and see that some of them still exist in modern dictionaries and I'm just curious about their usage. That's what I thought, thank you again!
RU: Idu do bibliotieki. (I'm going as far as the library but not going inside.)
Idu w bibliotieku. means "I am going to the library," in Russian.
It's not accusative. The biblioteka is not being acted upon. It's a destination.
i have always used the word czytelna for library (literally meaning reading room) but anyways that's was always used in my polish american community and biblioteka lesss often
That's "czytelnia". But yeah, it's rather a reading room, something more specific, I think many (if not most) libraries at least in Poland don't have "czytelnia".
kind of a sidetopic, but I don´t know where else to ask for it:
the declension of biblioteka is strange to me, as feminine nouns normaly get the same ending in Genitive, Dative and Locative, which is rather "(i)e" or "y". But when i look up the declension, it turns out that it is "biblioteki" in Genitive (Singular) and "bibliotece" in both Locative and Dative (Sg.). Why is there not the same rule for consonant-change applied to all three cases?
Polish Phonology doesn't like palatalized k-sounds (they do appear, but are not that common). That is why in noun endings, where you would expect a -kie, it turns into a -ce.
First of all thanks for the quick reply, Alik. So this is why there is a change to "bibliotece" in Locative and Dative, but why does it stay "biblioteki" in Genitive?
I'm not a professional linguist, so I can't answer that question. Just remember that -ki stays -ki, but what would be -kie turns into -ce
Allright, I guess now I know, where my problem is located. What is the correct ending for female Sg. nouns in Dative, Genitive and Locative? I thought for all three cases it would be "-y"; otherwise "-i" if preceded by "-g-/-k-/-n-"