-ális

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Hungarian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Suffix[edit]

-ális

  1. Added to foreign words to create an adjective or a noun.
    zseniális (genial, marked by genius)
    speciális (special)
    kulturális (cultural)
    admirális (admiral)

Usage notes[edit]

According to Attila Mártonfi, -ális is one of the "32 typical, distinguishable foreign word endings, which is not considerable as an independent Hungarian suffix".[1]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Attila Mártonfi: The System of the Hungarian Suffixes, Theses of PhD Dissertation, Budapest, 2006