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Duolingo glossary/index for abbreviations?

I just started learning Polish on Duolingo and came across the following abbreviation under the notes for the word kobiety: "woman's (Sax. Gen.)." I understand that "Gen." stands for the genitive case, but what does "Sax." stand for? And is there a glossary or somewhere where I can look up the meanings of these abbreviations? Thanks in advance!

1 year ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/mihxal
mihxal
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Saxon genitive is used in English and is marked by 's at the end of the word.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/katyavelikaya

Oh interesting, I had never heard of that term. Thank you! I'm mostly wondering if there is a centralized reference somewhere in the Duolingo site where one could search for the meanings of abbreviated terms in any language, but I also wanted to know the meaning of that specific term, so I appreciate the response.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/mihxal
mihxal
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I am not sure what abbreviations you mean but in Polish it is probably names of the cases:

Nominative = Nom.

Genitive = Gen.

Accusative = Acc.

Dative = Dat.

Instrumental = Instr.

Locative = Loc.

Vocative = Voc.

singular = sg. plural = pl.

Genders: maculine = masc. feminine = fem. neuter = neut.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/katyavelikaya

Thanks Mihxal, I appreciate your help. I'm familiar with the cases and their abbreviations but I was just thinking Duolingo would have an index like WordReference or other online language resources have with all the abbreviations that are used on the site in one location. If not, that's okay; I'll just ask questions as I come across them. Thanks again!

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/lilyflower231

Since this post is about Polish, you might want to move it to the Polish forum. More of the people who are interested in Polish will see it there, and it will help keep this forum easy to navigate for those who aren't currently studying Polish.

Don't delete it and create a new one, just click edit, and change the topic from Troubleshooting to Polish. Here's a guide on how to move a post.

Thanks :)

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/katyavelikaya

Happy to move it; my question is just more about a general/universal Duolingo index or glossary for all abbreviations used in the materials, not just for Polish. But if it's better to categorize this specifically as a Polish discussion, that's fine. :)

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/lilyflower231

Well, you can do what you want, but people know more about that specific problem in the Polish forums.

1 year ago