EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

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InterfixEdit

-n-

  1. Used with certain suffixes, such as -ian and -ese, when the base word ends in a vowel that is not readily elided.
    Panamanian, Torontonian
    Shanghainese, Balinese
  2. (pharmacology) Alternative form of -ner-.

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DutchEdit

InterfixEdit

-n-

  1. Interfix used to link elements in some compounds, sometimes short for -en-.

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GermanEdit

Alternative formsEdit

InterfixEdit

-n-

  1. Genitival interfix indicating that the former part is a characteristic of the latter.

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LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

  This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.
Particularly: “From Proto-Indo-European *-né-?”

InfixEdit

-n-

  1. Infix used to denote an action (not lasting); becomes -m- in front of b, m, p
    accubō (I lie) + ‎-n- → ‎accumbō (I recline, lie down)
  2. Infix used to denote a lasting action; becomes -m- in front of b, m, p
    iugō (I tie) + ‎-n- → ‎iungō (I tie for a long time)
    coniugō (I tie firmly) + ‎-n- → ‎coniungō (I tie firmly for a long time)

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NavajoEdit

InterfixEdit

-n-

  1. a consonant that often appears as a ligature between the elements of a compound word. It usually comes between a final nasal vowel (ą, ę, į, ǫ) and a suffix that begins with a vowel. The nasal vowel(s) lose the nasal mark when followed by -n.
    łeesʼáán = łeezh + siʼą́ + -n- +

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PortugueseEdit

PronunciationEdit

InterfixEdit

-n-

  1. used to connect a word that ends in a nasal vowel or nasal diphthong to a suffix
    canção (song) + ‎-n- + ‎-eiro → ‎cancioneiro (songbook)
    capim (wild grass) + ‎-n- + ‎-ar → ‎capinar (to remove weeds)

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TurkishEdit

InterfixEdit

-n-

  1. thematic consonant for the words that have one syllable and ending with vowel sound (su is an irregular word)
    onu, ona, bunu, buna, şunu, şuna, onda, bunda, şunda, ondan, bundan, şundan
    that (accusative), this (accusative), to/at/on/in/from this/that, it (accusative)/her/him, to/at/on/in/from it/her/him
  2. thematic consonant for possessive constructions
    yerinden, birinci dünya savaşında
    from workplace, in the World War 1