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See also: Appendix:Variations of "n"
- Frequently used with certain suffixes, such as -ian and -ese, when the base word ends in a vowel that is not readily elided.
- Genitival interfix indicating that the former part is a characteristic of the latter.
- Infix used to denote an action (not lasting); becomes -m- in front of b, m, p
- Infix used to denote a lasting action; becomes -m- in front of b, m, p