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Nominal suffixes
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Derivation of nouns can occur with nine possible bases: nouns, verbs, adjectives, a few adverbs, numerals, a few pronouns, geographical names, personal names and phrases. Examples are bazinnefemale boss (from the noun baasboss), skriuwerwriter (from the verb skriuweto write), grienensgreenness (from the adjective griengreen), deltevalley (from the adverb deldown), tweintichjetwenty Euro note (from the numeral tweintichtwenty), hijkemale lapwing (from the personal pronoun hyhe), Jorwerterinhabitant of Jorwert (from the geographical name Jorwert), Kalmaiaanfollower of Kalma (from the personal name Kalma).

The open lexical classes noun, verb and adjective are important in their functioning as base. The other categories are quite marginal, with a relative exception for the suffixes forming inhabitant names.

It should be noted that some productive suffixes may be attached to more than one word class. Examples are the diminutive suffix -DIM, -er, -erij and -ling.

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More details about the different bases and the suffixes that are used to derive nouns from that base can be found by following the corresponding links:

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