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- March 8, 2014 at 5:26 pm #346374
In Serbian it can mean: then, well, and, so.March 8, 2014 at 5:37 pm #429699
In Polish "pa" means "bye".
We have also "po" which is a preposition with many functions in a sentence. It can literally mean "after", or in "po prostu" means "simply", etc.March 8, 2014 at 7:55 pm #429700
'Ma' is also used. These are not only unique to the Serbian language. Other south Slavs use them quite ordinarily.March 9, 2014 at 10:47 am #429701
Slovenian language uses it as a conjunction too, though it is not so often used in standard language due to the rule (first conjuncion in the sentence should be in, then ter and after that pa – they all mean and). Oposed to that, my dialect uses pa as the most often conjunction.
In the past 'no was also used (from ino; some Eastern dialects shortened ino into 'no instead of in' like many Central and Western dialects).
So yes, pa is definetly used a lot in Slovenian.March 10, 2014 at 7:52 pm #429702
pa; ✧ ≃ slov. i bug. pa, stsl. paky, v. pa-
For example, in the Freising manuscripts we have:
l vueruiu da mi ie nazem zuete beufi iti fe na oń zuet pakife uztati nazodni den
(I věruju da mi je na semь světě byvъši iti že na onъ svět, paky že vъstati na sǫdъnyj dьnь)
ma; ✧ ukrštanjem nekoliko čestica ≃ tal. ma: ali, ngrč. má
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