See also: Appendix:Variations of "es"
Alternative forms edit
- -ese; forms an adjective with the meaning of “pertinent thereto”
- -ese; forms a noun with the meaning of “an inhabitant thereof”
-ès m (noun-forming suffix, uncountable)
- -ese; forms a proper noun with the meaning of “the language used by the inhabitants thereof”
Usage notes edit
- Unlike English, where the capitalization of the proper noun is retained when a suffix is added, in Catalan, when this suffix is used with a place name, the capitalization is dropped, even when forming a language name that is itself a proper noun. Hence Irlanda (“Ireland”) + -ès yields irlandès not *Irlandès.