I know some basic information of "mężczyzna" : the gender is masculine; its instrumental form is mężczyzną (a→ą).
I know the instrumental rule of some masculine nouns that changing the ending into -em or -iem.
But "mężczyzna" is going to -ą.
Do you know some other masculine nouns have the same instrumental rule as mężczyzna?
I think this can help you http://mowicpopolsku.com/polish-grammar/cases/instrumental/#nouns-singular-masculine
Other examples of masculine words that look and undergo declension as if they were feminine:
- tata (dad)
- artysta (an artist, female: artystka)
- turysta (a tourist, female: turystka)
- maszynista (the 'driver' of a train, female: maszynistka)
- kierowca (a driver, no separate female version)
- poeta (a poet, female: poetka)
Could someone explain why mężczyzna becomes mężczyzni in nominative plural? I'm particularly interested in with it takes an 'i' at the end rather than a 'y' like a lot of feminine nouns.