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–(e)lings creates adverbs from nouns, verbs and adjectives. Examples of adverbs ending in -(e)lings /(ə)lιŋs/ are blind-elingsblindly and rak-elingsclosely.

Example 1

Men kan concluderen dat de redacties van latere woordenboeken blind-elings op het gezag van het WNT hebben vertrouwd.
One may conclude that the editors of later dictionaries blind-ly on the authority of the WNT have trusted.
One may conclude that the editors of later dictionaries blind-ly trusted the authority of the WNT.
Example 2

De brokstukken van het vliegtuig kwamen rak-elings langs een grote supermarket.
The debris of the plane came hit-suff alongside a big supermarket
The debris of the plane grazed a big supermarket

The suffix occurs with nominal, adjectival, and verbal bases:

Table 1
Noun Adverb
beurtturn beurtelingsalternately
rugback ruggelingsbackwards
zijdeside zijdelingssideways, indirectly

Table 2
Adjective Adverb
blindblind blindelingsblindly
kortshort kortelingsshortly, soon

Table 3
Verb Adverb
raakhit rakelingsclosely
-elingsis not productive in Present-Day Dutch. It belongs to the native stratum of Dutch, and is only found in combination with native bases. It does not feed further word formation. The part -(e)lings of this suffix behaves as a phonological word of its own, and thus receives secondary stress, whereas the main stress on the base word is preserved.

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For more information, see Diepeveen, Ariane  2012. Modifying words. Dutch adverbial morphology in contrast. Diss. FU Berlin, chapter 8. http://www.diss.fu-berlin.de/diss/receive/FUDISS_thesis_000000038716

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