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Esperanto[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French -ade, as in promenade; adopted by other languages, as seen in English blockade.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)

Suffix[edit]

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  1. (verbal suffix) -adi notable duration of an action
    lerni (to learn) + ‎-ad- → ‎lernadi (to study)
  2. (nominal suffix with verbal root) -ado noun of an action
    vivi (to live) + ‎-ado → ‎vivado (life)
    eduki (to educate) + ‎-ado → ‎edukado (education)
    spiri (to breathe) + ‎-ado → ‎spirado (respiration)
    amuzi (to amuse) + ‎-ado → ‎amuzado (amusement)
  3. (nominal suffix with nominal root) -ado simple action of the verb without connotation of duration
    krono (a crown) + ‎-ad- → ‎kronado (a coronation)

Derived terms[edit]