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Wiktionary defines "suffix" (when used as a header) as a component added to one word that is used to create a new word. We have no part-of-speech header in use for inflectional endings of words. Some languages contain entries for such endings, others do not, but we still have the problem that there is no means of properly labelling them. In any case, they are not suffixes by the Wiktionary se of that label. --EncycloPetey 05:31, 22 October 2010 (UTC)
- The choice is not decided here. But we call "derivative suffixes" only "Suffixes". We do this for Latin (see Category:Latin suffixes) where the suffixes are numerous and productive. All Latin suffixes go into the one category. The function of a suffix is explained in the entry for the suffix, and we usually give examples of the formation process rather than examples sentences, since (as you know) the meaning of the suffix is not always obvious in the English. See -arius for an example of how this can be done. --EncycloPetey 14:40, 22 October 2010 (UTC)