-z

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Eye dialect spelling variant of -s.

Suffix[edit]

-z

  1. (urban slang) Used as a substitute for -s in marking the plural of nouns. Usually used in words in which the -s suffix is actually pronounced "z".
    Boyz are always trouble.
  2. (urban slang) Used as a substitute for -s in marking verb inflections.
    He lovez me.

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Hungarian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Uralic *-ta-. The preceding vowel, if any, is from the original stem of the root word.

Suffix[edit]

-z

  1. (verb-forming suffix) Appended to a noun to form a verb.
    (salt)z (to salt)

Usage notes[edit]

  • (verb-forming suffix) Harmonic variants:
    -z is added to words ending in a vowel. Final -a changes to -á-. Final -e changes to -é-.
    -oz is added to some back-vowel words ending in a consonant
    -az is added to other back-vowel words ending in a consonant
    -ez is added to unrounded front-vowel words ending in a consonant
    -öz is added to rounded front-vowel words ending in a consonant
    -áz is added to some back-vowel words ending in a consonant

Note: Certain words take another, synonymous suffix, -zik/-ozik/-azik/-ezik/-özik or -l/-ol/-al/-el/-öl/-ál.

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Old French[edit]

Suffix[edit]

-z

  1. Replaces -ts at the end of a word.
    mort (dead) (oblique singular) → morz (dead) (oblique plural)

Swahili[edit]

Suffix[edit]

-z

  1. (Sheng) "urbanizes" a word, makes it more hip with youth

Usage notes[edit]

In Kenya, (-z) can be applied to nouns and verbs. In Tanzania, (-z) is usually only applied to nouns, like mtotoz.