AlbanianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Tosk dialect, from Proto-Albanian *-(i)sama,[1] from Proto-Indo-European *somHós. Etymologically cognate with Old High German -sam (-some), Old Norse -samr (-some).

PronunciationEdit

SuffixEdit

-shme f (-shëm m)

  1. Makes feminine adjectives from verbs and nouns. The most common meaning the suffix carries is comparable to -able in English.
    këndje (delight) — e këndshme (pleasant, delightful)
    zellje (zeal) — e zellshme (zealous)

Alternative formsEdit

Derived termsEdit

Category Albanian words suffixed with -shme not found

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Orel, Vladimir E. (2000) A concise historical grammar of the Albanian language: reconstruction of Proto-Albanian[1], Leiden, Boston, Köln: Brill, →ISBN, page 164