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Esperanto[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the French suffix -ade, as in promenade; adopted by other languages, as seen in English blockade.

Suffix[edit]

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  1. (verbal suffix) -adi notable duration of an action
    Example: danci (to dance), dancadi (to keep on dancing; to dance on)
  2. (nominal suffix with verbal root) -ado noun of an action
    Example: danci (to dance), danco (a dance), dancado (dancing)
  3. (nominal suffix with nominal root) -ado simple action of the verb without connotation of duration
    Example: krono (a crown), kroni (to crown), kronado (a coronation)

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