-ont-

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Esperanto[edit]

Etymology[edit]

The o vowel of future-tense -os plus the nt of the Latin/Romance active present participle.

Suffix[edit]

-ont-

  1. (nominal) -onto One who will do the action of the root
    Example: ami (to love), amonto (one who is to love)
  2. (adjectival) -onta The active future participle
    Example: ami (to love), amonta (about to love)
  3. (adverbial) -onte The active future adverbial participle
    Example: ami (to love), amonte (being about to love)