plural form in Czech -simple question-
why is Velici the plural form of velka and not velky?
(Sorry for the lack of accents)
Please read the Tips & Notes. This is from "To be pl.":
In the plural nominative form, soft adjective endings stay the same -í across all genders. The hard adjectives differ in endings between the genders predictably:
- -í in animate masculine, e.g., mladí muži (young men)
- -é in inanimate masculine, e.g., velké stromy (big trees)
- -é in feminine, e.g., mladé ženy (young women)
- -á in neuter, e.g., malá zvířata (small animals)
The consonant shift from k to c also impacts the animate masculine hard adjective before the -í ending. Thus we get from velký kluk (big boy) to velcí kluci (big boys).