Last modified on 26 March 2014, at 20:39

DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

The form -ke(n) is the original Dutch diminutive suffix, cognate with standard German -chen and regional German -ken. The modern standard Dutch -tje and its variants are derived from -ke(n) through palatalisation.

PronunciationEdit

SuffixEdit

-ken n (plural -kens)

  1. Alternative form of -ke

JapaneseEdit

RomanizationEdit

-ken

  1. rōmaji reading of けん

GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

German Low German form of standard -chen.

PronunciationEdit

SuffixEdit

-ken n (plural -kes)

  1. (colloquial, regional, northern Germany, Westphalia) used to make diminutives
    Häusken ‑ little house
    Dörfkes ‑ small villages

Usage notesEdit

After stops, particulary after k, a linking -s- is often inserted: Päcksken = standard Päckchen (parcel).

Derived termsEdit


TurkishEdit

SuffixEdit

-ken

  1. while, when
    19 yaşımdayken
    when I was 19