-n-

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English[edit]

Etymology[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]

Etymology[edit]

EB1911 - Volume 01 - Page 001 - 1.svg This entry lacks etymological information. If you are familiar with the origin of this term, please add it to the page per etymology instructions. You can also discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.
Particularly: “From Proto-Indo-European *-né-?”

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]

Pronunciation[edit]

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)