-ça

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Romani[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Sanskrit सह (saha).

Suffix[edit]

-ça

  1. with
    Phendem lesqe te ʒal mança anθ-o fòro.
    I told him to go with me in the town.

Turkish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ottoman Turkish ـجه(-ca), ـچه(-ça).

Suffix[edit]

-ça

  1. like, -like, -ly; -ish; as if, as though; in the way of
  2. Used to form adverbs from nouns and adjectives.
    yavaş (slow) + ‎-ça → ‎yavaşça (slowly)
  3. -ish: Used to form languages from a demonym/nationality.
    Rus (Russian person) + ‎-ça → ‎Rusça (Russian language) (literally "like a Russian")
  4. -ian, -ese: Used to form languages from the name of a country or region.
    Asturyas (Asturias) + ‎-ça → ‎Asturyasça (Asturian language)

Usage notes[edit]

  • It is used when the nationality word's last vowel is "a", "ı", "o" or "u" and the last consonant is "ç", "f", "h", "k", "p", "s", "ş" or "t".
  • It can become -ce, -ca, -çe according to the last vowel and the last consonant of the word.

Derived terms[edit]