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Noun + Noun, no linking element

 
 
Noun compounds can be formed by combining two nouns directly with each other:

Angst + Hase = Angsthase
Baum + Stamm = Baumstamm
Computer + Spiel = Computerspiel
Tisch + Bein = Tischbein
All compounds of this class

Article and inflection class see Noun compounds.

Features:
  • Umlaut:
    Stressed a, o or u in the stem of the first noun can be umlauted:
    Bruder + Paar = Brüderpaar
    Mangel + Liste = Mängelliste
    Tochter + Schule = Töchterschule
    But, for example: Bruderzwist, Mangelware
  • e-deletion:
    When the first noun ends in an unstressed e, the e is usually deleted:
    Ende + Bestimmung = Endbestimmung
    Erdbeere + Eis = Erdbeereis
    Lokomotive + Führer = Lokomotivführer
    But, for example: Ehekrise, Routineuntersuchung






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