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Adjectives can exceptionally be followed by the suffix -er. An example is frijwillichvoluntary > frijwilligervolunteer. There are also two predicatively used adjectives that can be followed by -er. These are fuortaway > fuortersomeone who likes to go out and útfanhúsout-of-housestaying > útfanhuzerout-of-house-SUFFguest.

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Nouns in -er can have an adjective as base, but also a noun, a numeral, a phrase and, particularly, a verb. More information can be found in the topic on -er with verb as base.

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