HungarianEdit

EtymologyEdit

-l (verb-forming suffix) + -at (noun-forming suffix), created during the Hungarian language reform, which took place in the 18th–19th centuries. The neologists popularized it based on verbs ending in -l and further derived with -at/-et.[1]

PronunciationEdit

SuffixEdit

-lat

  1. (noun-forming suffix) Added to different parts of speech to form a noun.
    magas (tall)magaslat (elevation)

Usage notesEdit

  • (noun-forming suffix) Harmonic variants:
    -lat is added to a back vowel word
    -let is added to a front vowel word

Derived termsEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ -lat 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.)