Why do most traditional names of women end with “a”? What’s the linguistics behind it?
@szbalint first declension (a stem) latin nouns are mostly feminine. Feminine names ending in a probably take inspiration from there, I‘d assume. However, I‘d appreciate a linguists view on this.
@szbalint A bit of googling suggests Latin is the culprit, via the common -a ending for feminine nouns.
Also featured in latinized greek names, like "Europa" is a latinized form of the greek Ευρωπη (Europe) and Agatha is latinized Αγαθη (Agathe)
@szbalint our fault, as usual. 😅
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