On 10/6/07, Scotto Hlad <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Is there a relationship between the -ski present at the end of Polish (or
> other Slavic language)  surnames and the  -scu at the end of Romanian
> surnames given that Romania is largely surrounded by Slavic countries?

Not that I know of.

> What is the derivation behind -ski / -scu?

Slavic -ski is an adjectival ending, analogous to English '-ish'.
Romanian -scu, or rather -escu, is a possessive/genitive ending, used
for patronyms that have since become surnames.

Mark J. Reed <[log in to unmask]>