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-yotl

Classical NahuatlEdit

PronunciationEdit

SuffixEdit

-yōtl

  1. (added to nouns) -ness, -ity, -hood, -ship, -ism, -ry; forms abstract nouns.
Examples:
tahyōtl (paternity, fatherhood), from tahtli (father)
tepitōnyōtl (smallness), from tepitōn (something small)
tōltēcayōtl (artisanry), from tōltēcatl (artisan)
  1. (added to nouns) forms concrete nouns with senses extended from the original.
Examples:
ācayōtl (piping), from ācatl (cane)
iztayōtl (brine), from iztatl (salt)
yāōyōtl (war, warfare), from yāōtl (enemy)

Usage notesEdit

The spelling of the particle changes in some situations:

Derived termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • 2001, James Lockhart, Nahuatl as Written: Lessons in Older Written Nahuatl, with Copious Examples and Texts, Stanford University Press, page 242: