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-tme
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The suffix -tme may derive nouns on the basis of another noun. An example is the collective word berchtmemountains from berchmountain. Other nominal bases are derived from a verbal core, for instance langstmedesire < langstdesire < langjeto desire. The pattern is quite unproductive. Derived forms typically belong to a higher literary style.

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The suffix is also, and also more often, applied to adjectival bases. For expository reasons, more information on this suffix can be found in the topic on -tme with adjective as base.

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