Talk:-ish

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nationality, language[edit]

-ish is also a common suffix for the formation of language names and less frequently nationalities or other adjective describing origins etc. — Hippietrail 11:17, 31 May 2004 (UTC)

I agree this needs to be added to the article. List of English suffixes has an entry for this:

Suffix : -ish
Part of speech: adj, noun
Meaning: nationality, language
Example: Spanish, Turkish, English
Stress: Stress on previous syllable

Jayvdb 01:15, 22 September 2006 (UTC)

pseudo-word formation[edit]

Should that be 'tennish', or 'tenish'? or when making up such pseudo-words, does it matter? Beobach972 23:22, 12 June 2006 (UTC)

These aren't "pseudo-words" nor are they "made-up". They may be informal, but the relation between ten and tennish is no different from that between red and reddish.