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The suffix anisch (ianisch)

 
 
The suffix anisch is a foreign suffix. It is mainly used to form adjectives from person names and geographic names.

Derivation type:

Noun to adjective

Afrika + anisch = afrikanisch
Tibet tibetanisch
Mohammed mohammedanisch
All derivations

Features:
  • Variant ianisch:
    The variant ianisch is used:
    • after names ending in -ia, -ius and -ien:
      sambianisch, julianisch, brasilianisch
    • after names ending in -or:
      ecuadorianisch, gregorianisch
    • after some other names, e.g.
      freudianisch, kantianisch, hegelianisch




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