-isch

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See also: isch

Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from German -isch. The native Dutch cognate is -s.[1] More at -ish.

Pronunciation[edit]

Suffix[edit]

-isch

  1. -ic
    fantastisch — fantastic
  2. -ian
    utopisch — utopian

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Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ A. van Loey, "Schönfeld's Historische Grammatica van het Nederlands", Zutphen, 8. druk, 1970, ISBN 90-03-21170-1; § 171

German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German -isch, from Old High German -isc, from Proto-Germanic *-iskaz, from Proto-Indo-European *-iskos. Cognates: see Proto-Germanic *-iskaz.

Pronunciation[edit]

Suffix[edit]

-isch

  1. An adjectival suffix, often matching -ic and -ical.
  2. Of a nationality, or the language associated with a nationality; often matches -ish or -ian.

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