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Personal name as base

Within the field of nominal suffixation, only a few suffixes may be attached to personal names. The suffixes -iaan and -man denote followers of a certain person, although the latter is mainly used in negative contexts. An associative meaning is found in -en-dy and its variant -en-har, in that they refer to the people that are in a close relationship with a person. These suffixes are also special since they can be interpreted as the result of univerbation.


More information on the suffixes that take personal names as base can be found in the following topics:

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