"July, August, September"
Translation:Lipiec, sierpień, wrzesień
Does anyone have any word origins on these, and the other months, to make them easier to remember?
Well, the names are so old that for half of them the word origins don't mean anything anymore for contemporary Poles ;) The ones that are clearer: kwiecień is from kwiat (flower), lipiec is from lipa (the tree linden), sierpień from sierp (a sickle, like in the USSR flag), listopad is a month when leaves (liście) fall (spadają, opadają).
Wonderful! That is great stuff. I love the connections to the natural world. Thanks!
Also, "luty" means "severe" or "harsh", especially when referring to cold (at least it does so in my native Russian), and indeed, the weather in February is quite harsh and cold in Eastern Europe.
i really do not understand why the names of months change when they are not in a sentence indicating objective or genetive