-n-

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English[edit]

Interfix[edit]

-n-

  1. Frequently used with certain suffixes, such as -ian and -ese, when the base word ends in a vowel that is not readily elided.
    Panamanian, Torontonian
    Shanghainese

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Dutch[edit]

Interfix[edit]

-n-

  1. Interfix used to link elements in some compounds, sometimes short for -en-.

German[edit]

Interfix[edit]

-n-

  1. Genitival interfix indicating that the former part is a characteristic of the latter.

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Latin[edit]

Infix[edit]

-n-

  1. Infix used to denote an action (not lasting); becomes -m- in front of b, m, p
    accubo ‎(to be lying), accumbo ("to lie down")
  2. Infix used to denote a lasting action; becomes -m- in front of b, m, p
    jugo ‎(to tie), jungo ("to tie for a long time")
    coniugo ‎(to tie firmly), coniungo ("to tie firmly for a long time")

Navajo[edit]

Infix[edit]

-n-

  1. a consonant that often appears as a ligature between the elements of a compound word. It usually comes between a final nasal vowel (ą, ę, į, ǫ) and a suffix that begins with a vowel. The nasal vowel(s) lose the nasal mark when followed by -n.
    łeesʼáán = łeezh + siʼą́ + -n- +