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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/smokey2022

вечер vs вчера

Is вечер (evening) related to вчера (yesterday)? The words sound so similar, I feel like they have to be related in proto-Slavic or something! Does anyone have any information on this? Thanks in advance.

March 18, 2019

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Eugene-double

You're right. Вьчера is an old form of the instrumental case of the word вечер in Old Russian. Here ь (ерь) is extra-short or reduced и. After so named "падения редуцированных" ("the fall (vanishing) of extra-short vowels" - actually I don't know how to say it in English) it transformed into вчера. You can read more about it on https://lexicography.online/etymology/в/вчера


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Shady_arc

It is the fall or yers.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MAKAFAT

Спасибо


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/BirchJuice

Интересно. Возможно корни отсюда? https://ru.chabad.org/library/article_cdo/aid/1681082


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Aleksandro_RU

If the words "morning" and "tomorrow" are from the same route in many languages (mañana, Morgen, утро-->завтра (from «за утро») etc.), why cannot "yesterday" be from "evening"? ;-)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SOGetO1L

I am not sure of their etymology, but nowadays they are not related. And I wouldn't say that they sound similar.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Bekhruzbekk

you can pronounce this words like zis vecher vs fchera


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jarama_gts

Как ещё один вариант: Вечер - день вечереет, т.е. сегодняшний день переходит во вчерашний день.

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