-ony

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Hungarian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Created during the Hungarian language reform which took place in the 18th–19th centuries. Its creation was based on the noun szigony (harpoon).

Pronunciation[edit]

Suffix[edit]

-ony

  1. (nominal suffix) Added to words to form a noun.
    horog (hook) → horgony (anchor)

Usage notes[edit]

  • (nominal suffix) Harmonic variants:
    -ny is added to words ending in a vowel
    -any is added to back vowel words ending in a consonant
    -ony is added to back vowel words ending in a consonant
    -eny is added to unrounded front vowel words ending in a consonant
    -öny is added to rounded front vowel words ending in a consonant

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