BislamaEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

English him, 'em

SuffixEdit

-em

  1. Indicates a transitive verb
    • 2008, Miriam Meyerhoff, Social lives in language--sociolinguistics and multilingual speech[1], ISBN 978-90-272-1863-6, page 344:
      Bang i wantem mi faen from mi ovaspen.

Usage notesEdit

The suffix to be used is determined by vowel harmony. If the last vowel in the stem is a, e, or o (or a diphthong ending in one of those), then the suffix is -em. Otherwise, use -im or -um.


HungarianEdit

PronunciationEdit

SuffixEdit

-em

  1. (possessive suffix) my. Creates the first-person singular possessive form denoting singular possession.
    kert (garden) → a kertem (my garden)
  2. (noun suffix) Added to a noun or a verb to form a noun.
    jel (sign) → jellem (character)
    szél (wind) → szellem (ghost, spirit)
    illik (to suit, to be proper) → illem (good manners, proper behaviour)
  3. (personal suffix) Creates the first-person singular indicative present definite form of verbs.
    ért (to understand) → értem (I understand)

DeclensionEdit

(possessive suffix):

(noun suffix):

Usage notesEdit

  • (possessive suffix): Member of the following suffix cluster:
    -m is added to words ending in a vowel. Final -a changes to -á-. Final -e changes to -é-.
    -om is added to some back vowel words ending in a consonant
    -am is added to other back vowel words ending in a consonant
    -em is added to unrounded front vowel words ending in a consonant
    -öm is added to rounded front vowel words ending in a consonant
  • (noun suffix): Member of the following suffix cluster. A final single l may become long ll.
    -am is added to back vowel words
    -em is added to front vowel words
  • (personal suffix): Member of the following suffix cluster:
    -om is added to back vowel verbs
    -em is added to unrounded front vowel verbs
    -öm is added to rounded front vowel verbs

Derived termsEdit

See alsoEdit


LatinEdit

NounEdit

-em

  1. accusative singular of -ēs

PijinEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

English him, 'em

SuffixEdit

-em

  1. Indicates a transitive verb

Usage notesEdit

The suffix to be used is determined by vowel harmony. If the last vowel in the stem is a, e, or o (or a diphthong ending in one of those), then the suffix is -em. Otherwise, use -im or -um.

Last modified on 5 March 2014, at 00:57