User:Dan Polansky/Suffix

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English[edit]

All on English suffixes including pseudo-suffixes:

Noun suffix[edit]

Suffixes for qualities alias properties or states or conditions:

  • -ness: goodness, darkness, kindness, brightness, completeness (tendency: Germanic roots?, but "completeness")
  • -ity: parametricity, generosity, acidity, subjectivity, additivity, separability, complexity, nominality (tendency: Latin roots?)
    • -ability (from -able): separability, repairability, enjoyability, feasibility, possibility, doability (rare: feasibleness, common: enjoyableness)
    • -icity (from -ic): toxicity, parametricity, organicity, algorithmicity
    • -ivity (from -ive): subjectivity, additivity, commutativity (rare: commutativeness)
    • -ality (from -al): nominality, radicality, reality (rare: realness)
  • -hood: likelihood, falsehood (mostly used for noun-derived qualities such as objecthood and parenthood)
  • -ry: bravery
  • -cy: normalcy
  • -ance: resistance, ignorance, capacitance
  • -ence: coherence, persistence, consistence, complacence, transparence, excellence, diligence, intelligence, magnificence, innocence
  • -ency: coherency, persistency, consistency, complacency, transparency, solvency

Suffixes for action:

  • -al: arousal, arrival, denial, proposal, reversal, removal
  • -ion: transformation, reformation, deformation, stagnation, inflation

Suffixes for active person:

  • -or: actor, director, aviator
  • -ator (Latin-based: cur-o --> cur-ator): administrator, annihilator, curator, orator, procurator
  • -er: worker, fisher, manager, programmer, crimper, interviewer
  • -eer: auctioneer, charioteer, mutineer, puppeteer
  • -ant: servant, consultant, defendant

Suffixes for active thing:

  • -or: tractor, rotor, motor
  • -ator (Latin-based: cur-o --> cur-ator): respirator, ventilator
  • -ant: reactant

Suffixes for passive person:

  • -ee: employee, examinee, interviewee, nominee

Adjective suffix[edit]

  • -ic: parametric, geometric, algorithmic, nomadic, acidic, semantic, alphabetic
  • -ical: parametrical, geometrical, mythical, semantical, alphabetical
  • -al: adjectival, phrasal, lineal, basal, cranial, nominal
  • -ial: adverbial, commercial, spatial, tangential
  • -ian: Aesopian, Albanian, Babylonian, Canadian, Russian
  • -ian: Aristotelian, Baconian, Hegelian, Kuhnian, Popperian, Wittgensteinian
  • -ish: girlish, boyish
  • -ish: greenish, grayish, reddish
  • -ish: Danish, British, English, Spanish
  • -ive: administrative, conclusive, native, diminutive, negative, positive
  • -ous: odorous, courageous, joyous, poisonous, riotous
  • -able: enjoyable, repairable, confirmable, refutable
  • -less: fearless, hopeless, restless
  • -ient: obedient, subservient, lenient
  • -ent: persistent, resistent, consistent, affluent

Verb suffix[edit]

  • -ate: marinate, abbreviate, truncate
  • -fy: classify, horrify, intensify, liquefy, purify, satisfy, solidify, stupefy
  • -ize: crystalize, materialize, formalize
  • -lyze: analyze, paralyze, catalyze

See also[edit]

Czech[edit]

Noun suffix[edit]

Suffixes for qualities alias properties or states or conditions:

  • -ost: laskavost, jasnost (but also "jas"), úplnost, štědrost, hmotnost
  • -ství: bratrství, rodičovství, mistrovství
    • -ovství: rodičovství, mistrovství

Other suffixes:

  • -stvo: lidstvo, bratrstvo, mužstvo

Adjective suffix[edit]

  • -ký: řecký, německý, ruský (attributive suffix)
  • -ský: britský, pražský, mořský, ženský (attributive suffix)
    • -ovský: mistrovský, rodičovský
  • -cký: (such as what?)

German[edit]

All on German suffixes including pseudo-suffixes:

Noun suffix[edit]

Suffixes for qualities alias properties or states or conditions:

  • -heit: Frechheit, Schönheit, Dummheit
  • -keit: Wirksamkeit, Langsamkeit, Müdigkeit

See also[edit]