-talan

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Hungarian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈtɒlɒn/
  • Hyphenation: ta‧lan

Suffix[edit]

-talan

  1. -less, un-, dis-. A privative suffix added to a noun or an adjective to form adjectives with a meaning of lacking something.
    hajlék (home) → hajléktalan (homeless)
    boldog (happy) → boldogtalan (unhappy)
    arány (proportion) → aránytalan (disproportionate)

Usage notes[edit]

  • Member of the following suffix cluster:
    -talan is added to back vowel words
    -telen is added to front vowel words
    -tlan is added to back vowel words ending in a vowel
    -tlen is added to front vowel words ending in a vowel
    -atlan is added to back vowel words
    -etlen is added to front vowel words
  • Using two different suffix variants with the same stem may result in different meanings:
    gond (care) → gondtalan (carefree)
    gond (care) → gondatlan (careless)

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