A Russian noun will have a root, indicating its basic meaning, and a case-ending, indicating its relationship to the rest of the sentence; and it is said to be declined, or inflected, when all its possible case-forms are displayed in a table. Prepositions can be used not only with various cases of nouns but also as prefixes to verbs, e.g., circumscribe, describe, inscribe, etc. This second role of prepositions is fundamental for the study of Russian vocabulary.


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© Springer-Verlag New York Inc. 1972

Authors and Affiliations

  • S. H. Gould
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  1. 1.American Mathematical SocietyProvidenceUSA

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