See also: ach and ách

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ChuukeseEdit

SuffixEdit

-ach

  1. (added to possessive nouns) our (inclusive)

Related termsEdit



IrishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Irish -ach, from Proto-Celtic *-ākos, from Proto-Indo-European *-eh₂kos, *-eh₂ḱos, from a-stem suffix *-eh₂- + adjectival suffix *-kos, *-ḱos; compare Welsh -og.

PronunciationEdit

SuffixEdit

-ach ‎(epicene)

  1. Forms nouns/adjectives from other nouns and adjectives with the sense of ‘person or thing connected or involved with, belonging to, having’.
    Nouns:
    Éire ‎(Ireland) + ‎-ach → ‎Éireannach ‎(Irish (person))
    Sasana ‎(England) + ‎-ach → ‎Sasanach ‎(English (person))
    Adjectives:
    bunús ‎(basis) + ‎-ach → ‎bunúsach ‎(basic)
    fearg ‎(anger) + ‎-ach → ‎feargach ‎(angry)
    Also:
    Éireannach ‎(Irish, adjective), Sasanach ‎(English, adjective)

Usage notesEdit

  • Nouns in -ach are first declension (for males) and second declension (for females).
  • Adjectives in -ach are first declension.

Derived termsEdit



Middle WelshEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Brythonic *-ox, with the vowel altered by influence from -af.

SuffixEdit

-ach

  1. forms a comparative adjective

Derived termsEdit



Old IrishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

  • -ech (slender form)

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Celtic *-ākos, from Proto-Indo-European *-eh₂kos, *-eh₂ḱos, from a-stem suffix *-eh₂- + adjectival suffix *-kos, *-ḱos. Compare Latin -ācus, -icus.

SuffixEdit

-ach

  1. Forming nouns from nouns and adjectives with the sense of ‘person or thing connected or involved with, belonging to, having’.

DescendantsEdit

Derived termsEdit


ReferencesEdit

  • Rudolf Thurneysen, A Grammar of Old Irish (Dublin, 1946), §347

Scottish GaelicEdit

Alternative formsEdit

PronunciationEdit

SuffixEdit

-ach ‎(plural -aich or -aichean)

  1. Forming nouns from nouns and adjectives with the sense of ‘person or thing connected or involved with, belonging to, having’.

Derived termsEdit



WelshEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle Welsh -ach, from Proto-Brythonic *-ox, with the vowel altered by influence from -af.

PronunciationEdit

SuffixEdit

-ach

  1. Forms a comparative of an adjective of one or two syllables.

Usage notesEdit

Triggers fortition on the final consonant of the adjective, changing b/d/g to p/t/c.

Derived termsEdit

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