How we form nouns ?
Nouns can be form by combining roots and stems of compoud nouns. There are two elements most frequently joined with help of the vowel -o. e.g. tlakomer (manometer), teplomer (thermometer), liehovar(distillery), Bielorus (Byelorussian).
Here also belong compounds whose first element has meaning close to prefix, e.g.
polo-, pologuľa (hemisphere), polotma (semi-darkness), poldeň (halfday), polhárok (half-sheet), polmesiac (crescent), polnoc (midnight), polostrov (peninsula), polrok (half-year).
spolu-, spoluhláska (consonant), spolupráca (co-operation)
veľ-, veľmoc (the Great Power), veľtrh(fair), veľvyslanec (ambassador), veľryba (whale).
Less often the comounds are formed by simle connection of two forms ( one of them is in the genitive or in some other case), e.g. zemeguľa (globe), kníhtlačiareň (printing-house), pravdepodobnosť
( probability), nocľah ( night-shelter).