Russian Derivational Morphology
Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures


This site constitutes a Russian Derivational Morphology Database (morph) with 92,970 Russian words taken originally from Zaliznyak's Грамматический словарь русского языка, but augmented and modified greatly over the past few years. It is still a work in progress and criticisms and suggestions are welcome. Adverbs that are directly derivable from adjectives have been omitted, as have most pronominal forms and numbers. Zaliznyak's a tergo dictionary in its more original form is available in several places on the web, including at: this URL.
This site is constantly under development and changes frequently. This version is in Unicode, which will make the Cyrillic and phonetic portions much more maleable. Currently, if you use the Mozilla browser you have to adjust the "encoding" to UTF8 to read the Cyrillic in the instructions and the pop-up summaries, while the Cyrillic of the database comes through without adjustment. It is a reference source, intended primarily for educational use. Copying, printing, or distributing any of its contents without the permission of the author of the Web site is prohibited. Please let us know if you have any problems or suggestions. You may view the instructions for use and enter The Russian Morphological Database here.


My heartfelt thanks to James Hoath, whose computer wisdom allowed us to fully manipulate the data borrowed from David Hart's conversion of Zaliznyak to an EDIX-WORDIX version in Cyrillic and converted by us with the aid of an ingenious (at the time) proprietary font designed by Tom Ridgeway for use within our FoxPro database; and, to CARTAH of the University of Washington, who encouraged and enabled me to finally get the database up and working in MySQL and PHP; and particularly, to Stacy Waters of CARTAH who has provided immeasurable assistance. My special thanks also to Triet Le who found the key for moving our proprietary Cyrillic font to a web-usable system and was in charge of making the database searchable on the web. The pop-up morphological summary screens have been achieved with the help of Henry Todd, database entrepreneur and all around good guy. Current improvements are due to the help of MySQL professional, Michael Dunlap, who has succeeded in updating the software to allow us to switch to Unicode. Click here for info about CARTAH at the University of Washington.

Last Modified: August 29, 2007 01/26/2006