|Title||Относителни прилагателни за веществен произход в българския и белоруския език|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||1979|
|Journal||Съпоставително езикознание / Сопоставительное языкознание / Contrastive linguistics|
Relative adjectives denoting material are derived from nouns with the suffixes -ов / -ев and -ен in Bulgarian and with the suffixes -ов (ав), -ев (-ëв) and -н/-ан; / -jan in Byelorussian. The study of the word-formation and semantic structures of these adjectives is based on lexicographic material from the standard dictionaries of the two languages. In Byelorussian, as compared with Bulgarian, the suffix -ов expressive of material, is predominantly used. The formal and semantic distribution of these suffixes is similar in both languages. The differences are reflected in the existence of an unequal number of word-formative doublets.