-n-

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English[edit]

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Interfix[edit]

-n-

  1. 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, Balinese

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Dutch[edit]

Interfix[edit]

-n-

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

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German[edit]

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Interfix[edit]

-n-

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

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Latin[edit]

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Infix[edit]

-n-

  1. Infix used to denote an action (not lasting); becomes -m- in front of b, m, p
    accubō (I lie) + -n-accumbō (I recline, lie down)
  2. Infix used to denote a lasting action; becomes -m- in front of b, m, p
    iugō (I tie) + -n-iungō (I tie for a long time)
    coniugō (I tie firmly) + -n-coniungō (I tie firmly for a long time)

Navajo[edit]

Interfix[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- +

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Portuguese[edit]

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Interfix[edit]

-n-

  1. used to connect a word that ends in a nasal vowel or nasal diphthong to a suffix
    canção (song) + -n- + -eirocancioneiro (songbook)
    capim (wild grass) + -n- + -arcapinar (to remove weeds)