-ken n (plural -kens)
- Alternative form of -ke
German Low German form of standard -chen.
-ken n (plural 1 -kes, plural 2 -kens, plural 3 -ken)
- (colloquial, regional, Northern Germany, Westphalia) used to make diminutives
- Häusken ‑ little house
- Dörfkes ‑ small villages
- After stops, particulary after k, a linking -s- is often inserted: Pack → Päcksken (see Päckchen (“parcel”)).
- Sometimes an old linking -e- is also preserved: Mann → Männeken (see derived terms below).
- while, when
- 19 yaşımdayken
- when I was 19