Hungarian edit

Etymology edit

From -l (frequentative suffix) +‎ -a- (linking vowel) +‎ -k (first-person singular personal suffix).[1]

Pronunciation edit

Suffix edit

-lak

  1. (personal suffix) Forms the first-person singular of transitive verbs with a second-person object (if no other suffixes are present before it, in indicative mood, present tense).
    lát (to see) + ‎-lak → ‎látlak (I see you)

Usage notes edit

  • (personal suffix) See harmonic variants in the table below.

See also edit

References edit

  1. ^ -lak in Zaicz, Gábor (ed.). Etimológiai szótár: Magyar szavak és toldalékok eredete (‘Dictionary of Etymology: The origin of Hungarian words and affixes’). Budapest: Tinta Könyvkiadó, 2006, →ISBN.  (See also its 2nd edition.)