-ken

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See also: ken, Ken, KEN, kén, kèn, kēn, and kěn

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-ken n (plural -kens)

  1. Alternative form of -ke

German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From -ken, German Low German form of standard -chen, from Middle Low German -kin, from Old Saxon -kīn.

Pronunciation[edit]

Suffix[edit]

-ken n (plural 1 -kes, plural 2 -kens, plural 3 -ken)

  1. (colloquial, regional, Northern Germany, Westphalia) used to make diminutives
    Haus → Häuskenlittle house
    Dorf → Dörfkenlittle village
    Pulle → Püllekenlittle bottle

Usage notes[edit]

  • After stops, particularly after k, a linking -s- is often inserted: PackPäcksken (see Päckchen (parcel)).
  • Sometimes an old linking -e- is also preserved: MannMänneken (see derived terms below).

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German Low German[edit]

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Suffix[edit]

-ken n (plural -kens or -kes)

  1. used to make diminutives

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Indonesian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [kən]
  • Hyphenation: kên

Suffix[edit]

-ken or -kên

  1. (dialect) Alternative form of -kan (Java)
    memutuskan (standard) >> mêmutuskên (dialect)
    menyatakan (standard) >> mênyatakên (dialect)
    • “Saya memutusken, ehem, untuk menyataken berhenti dari jabatan saya sebagai Presiden Republik Indonesia, terhitung sejak saya bacaken pernyataan ini pada hari ini, Kamis 21 Mei 1998.”I decided, um, to declare of resignation from my post as President of the Republic of Indonesia since I read this declaration on today, Thursday, 21 May 1998.

Japanese[edit]

Romanization[edit]

-ken

  1. Rōmaji transcription of けん

Turkish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

iken can be made -ken when it's to be added to a word that ends in a consonant. iken.

Suffix[edit]

-ken

  1. while, whilst, when, as
    Gençken daha hızlı koşardım.
    I used to run much faster when I was young.