Esperanto edit

Etymology edit

The o vowel of future-tense -os plus the t of the Latin/Romance/German passive perfect participle.

Pronunciation edit

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Suffix edit


  1. (nominal) -oto: One who will undergo the action of the root
    Example: ‎ami (to love) + ‎-oto → ‎amoto (one who will be loved)
  2. (adjectival) -ota: Undergoing the action of the root in the future (the passive future participle)
    Example: ‎ami (to love) + ‎-ota → ‎amota (about to be loved)
  3. (adverbial) -ote: The passive future participle
    Example: ‎pafi (to shoot) + ‎-ote → ‎pafote (about to be shot)
    pafote silentadus li.[1]
    He would remain silent even if he were about to be shot.

References edit

  1. ^ Being Colloquial in Esperanto: A Reference Guide, revised edition, David K. Jordan, 1999