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HungarianEdit

EtymologyEdit

-a- (linking vowel) + -z (verb-forming suffix)

SuffixEdit

-az

  1. (verb-forming suffix) Appended to a noun to form a verb.
    alkalom (occasion)alkalmaz (to apply)

Usage notesEdit

  • (verb-forming suffix) Harmonic variants:
    -z is added to words ending in a vowel. Final -a changes to -á-. Final -e changes to -é-.
    -oz is added to some back vowel words ending in a consonant
    -az is added to other back vowel words ending in a consonant
    -ez is added to unrounded front vowel words ending in a consonant
    -öz is added to rounded front vowel words ending in a consonant
    -áz is added to some back vowel words ending in a consonant

Note: Certain words take another, synonymous suffix, -zik/-ozik/-azik/-ezik/-özik or -l/-ol/-al/-el/-öl/-ál.

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