• Dutch
  • Frisian
  • Afrikaans
Show full table of contents
-jei
quickinfo

The suffix -jei unproductively derives verbs from a few adjectives denoting a certain uncontrolled behaviour. An example is gekcrazy > gekjeieto poke fun (at). The suffix is a grammaticalization of the irregular verb jeieto hunt, and is therefore actually a suffixoid. Derived verbs still inflect according to this verb. Verbal and, most importantly, nominal bases also occur.

readmore

More details about this suffix can be found in the topic on -jei with noun as base.

References:
    Suggestions for further reading ▼
    phonology
    • Dutch
    • Frisian
    • Afrikaans
    Show more ▼
    morphology
    • Dutch
    • Frisian
    • Afrikaans
    • her-
      [61%] Dutch > Morphology > Word formation > Derivation > Verbs > Verbal prefixes
    • Separable complex verbs (SCVs)
      [61%] Dutch > Morphology > Word formation > Compounding
    • -er (nominal)
      [60%] Dutch > Morphology > Word formation > Derivation > Nouns > Nominal suffixes
    • -el
      [60%] Dutch > Morphology > Word formation > Derivation > Verbs > Verbal suffixes
    • ver-
      [60%] Dutch > Morphology > Word formation > Derivation > Verbs > Verbal prefixes
    • -jei
      [84%] Frisian > Morphology > Word formation > Derivation > Suffixation > Verbal suffixes > Verb as base
    • -jei
      [69%] Frisian > Morphology > Word formation > Derivation > Suffixation > Verbal suffixes > Noun as base
    • -emint
      [69%] Frisian > Morphology > Word formation > Derivation > Suffixation > Verbal suffixes > Verb as base
    • -lik
      [67%] Frisian > Morphology > Word formation > Derivation > Suffixation > Adjectival suffixes > Preposition as base
    • -sum
      [67%] Frisian > Morphology > Word formation > Derivation > Suffixation > Adjectival suffixes > Numeral as base
    Show more ▼
    syntax
    • Dutch
    • Frisian
    • Afrikaans
    Show more ▼
    cite
    print