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InfixEdit

-ma-

  1. (pharmacology) a shortened allomorph of the monoclonal antibody affix -mar-, used before the affixes -xi- and -zu- for ease of pronunciation
  2. (humorous) Adds ironic pseudo-sophistication to an existing word.
    education + ‎-ma- → ‎edumacation
    alcohol + ‎-ma- → ‎alcamahol

Usage notesEdit

(Ironic pseudo-sophistication): Usually inserted after a trochaic foot.[1]

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ChichewaEdit

PrefixEdit

-ma-

  1. Forms the habitual aspect in verbs.

Usage notesEdit

A high tone is placed on the subject marker and the penultimate syllable.

PrefixEdit

-ma-

  1. Forms the past imperfective in verbs.

Usage notesEdit

A high tone is placed on the syllable immediately following this marker.