While watching the Croatian National team play in the UEFA Cup, it occurred to me that 9 of 11 starters had names ending in 'ic.' As a big tennis fan as well, I realize this is also true of virtually every male and female player from Serbia, Croatia, Montenegro, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Slovenia. I'm asking purely out of curiosity, and was wondering if anybody could shed some light on how this one specific suffix became so common. Likewise, I'm interested in knowing if unto itself it means anything, as well as just about any other relevant info that the hive might offer--for example, why is the suffix so common among southern Slavs, but less common among non-southern Slavs? Thanks.
posted by BadgerDoctor
on Jun 20, 2012 -
Macedonia is all about a page I made and I'd love to know why. Translation request inside! [more inside]
posted by soma lkzx
on Oct 22, 2008 -
Calling all Germanic (and Slavic) rockers, ravers and, uh, *insert classical term that starts with "r"*! Help me expand my music collection with European melodies! [more inside]
posted by curagea
on Aug 15, 2008 -
Please help me locate a collection of Russian/Eastern Bloc short stories. I read this book when I was kid because it belonged to my parents and I want to read it again. If not the book, I'd like to find the two most memorable stories. One concerns a snowman and the other is a reflection on life while falling out of a window to one's death. Details inside...
posted by thewrongparty
on Dec 11, 2007 -
SlavicMusicFilter: I heard a song on Malcolm in the Middle, and found it oddly compelling, but can't identify it! [more inside]
posted by headlessagnew
on Nov 2, 2006 -