-atlan

HungarianEdit

PronunciationEdit

SuffixEdit

-atlan (comparative -atlanabb, superlative leg- -atlanabb)

  1. (adjective suffix) -less, un-, dis-. A privative suffix added to a word to form adjectives with a meaning of lacking something.
    fog ‎(tooth) → fogatlan ‎(toothless)
    tanul ‎(to study) → tanulatlan ‎(uneducated)

DeclensionEdit

Usage notesEdit

  • (adjective suffix) Harmonic variants:
    -talan is added to back vowel words
    -telen is added to front vowel words
    -tlan is added to back vowel words ending in a vowel. Final -a changes to -á-.
    -tlen is added to front vowel words ending in a vowel. Final -e changes to -é-.
    -atlan is added to back vowel words
    -etlen is added to front vowel words
  • Using two different suffix variants with the same stem may result in different meanings:
    gond ‎(care) → gondtalan ‎(carefree)
    gond ‎(care) → gondatlan ‎(careless)

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