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Peoplese Suffixes


Suffixes always follow hyphenets, and always adhere to their unique meaning.
Word-endings, by contrast, are added to root words without hyphens, word-endings' meanings vary.

The spelling and pronunciation of the root word does not change after adding the suffix.

Complete list of Peoplese suffixes:

Suffix Type Description Examples
 -ability / abilitys
 noun  root word ability
 change۔ability, climb۔ability
-able  adnoun
able to + root word
change-able, climb-able
-ably  adverb
able to + root word
deny-ably, enjoy-ably
-alike  adjnoun
alike root word
child-alike, beetle-alike
 -alikeness  noun  alike root word, noun form
 God-alikeness, child-alikeness
-bottom  noun
location of root word
river-bottom
-bound  adnoun
motion direction of root word
north-bound, Paris-bound
 -by  adadnoun  indicates modifier of an adjective
 slight-by small-er item
-crest  noun
crest of root word
hill-crest, wave-crest
 -d  verb
 past tense of root verb
 tell-d, live-d, want-d, risk-d
-dom  noun
domain of root noun
dog-dom, serf-dom, king-dom
 -eer / -eert, -eerm
 noun  refers to one who is acted upon  rape۔eerm, fraud۔eer, murder۔eert
-er  adnoun
comparitively more than root adj.
green-er, soon-er, high-er
 -ese  noun  language associated with root
 China-ese, England-ese
-est  adnoun
superlatively more than root adj.
green-est, soon-est, high-est
-et (plural: -ets)
 noun
small size of root noun
nation-et, island-et, truck-ets
 -fellor / -orm / ort
 noun  somebody in the same group
 room-fellor
 -fest  noun
 gathering of root word type
 love-fest, music-fest, talk-fest
-fold  adnoun
multiplied by root number
four-fold, many-fold, 78-fold
-front  noun
in front of root noun
lake-front, cabinet-front
-ful  (plural:  fuls)
 noun
root filled to quantitative capacity
basket-ful, truck-ful
 -fully  (from  -ful + -ly)
 adverb  combines suffixes -ful + -ly
 faith-fully, thank-fully
 -fulness 
 (from  -ful + -ness)
 noun  combines suffixes -ful + -ness  faith-fulnessly, thank-fulness
-high  adnoun
root noun height
knee-high stool
-hood  noun
state of root noun nation-hood, kitten-hood
 -in (plural: -ins)
 noun
 converts "ing"-ending verb to noun
 sing-in, work-in, build-in, say-in
 -ing  verb, verbal-adnoun
 verb tense & adjective suffix         indicating continuation
 he is sing-ing, work-ing mother   chirp۔ing bird, sleep۔ing beauty
-inlaw (plural:  inlaws)
 noun
root noun inlaw
mother-inlaw
 -inless
 (from:
-in-less)
 adnoun  converts "in"-ending gerund to adnoun  mean-inless
 -inlessly
 (from:
-in-less
-ly)
 adnoun  combines suffixes -in, -less, and -ly to single suffix -inlessly  mean-inlessly
 -inlessness
 (from:
-in-less
-ness)
 noun  combines suffixes -in, -less, and -ness to single suffix -inlessness  mean-inlessness
-ish  adnoun
similar (but more different than "-alike") to root word
boy-ish, yellow-ish, Spain-ish
-ishly (from -ish-ly)
 adverb
similar but different than root
fool-ishly, ape-ishly,  devil-ishly
-ishness
 from: (-ish-ness)
 noun
similar but different than root
prude-ishness, clown-ishness
 -ji  noun
 root noun endearment suffix
 swami-ji, Mary-ji
-lady  noun
root word lady
sales-ladys
-land  noun
root word land
marsh-land, flat-lands
-length  adnoun
root word length
ankle-length dress
-less  adnoun
without root word
seam-less, mercy-less
 -lessby
 (from -less-by)
 adadnoun
 without root word  need-lessby cautious
 -lessly (from -less-ly)
 adverb
 without root word
 noise-lessly, aim-lessly
 -lessness
 (from -less -ness)
 noun
 without root word
 self-lessness, sense-lessness
-load  noun
root word load
truck-loads, wagon-load
-long  adnoun
quantitative root word length two-meters-long cart
-ly  adverb
converts root adjective to adverb slow-ly, grim-ly, gloom-ly, guilt-ly
-man  noun
root word man
boat-man, snow-mans
-ness  noun
converts root adjective to noun
sturdy-ness, drab-ness
 -or (plural: -ors)
 noun
 one who + root verb  farm-or (one who farms)
 -orm (plural: orms)
 noun
 female who + root verb
 farm-orms (females who farms)
 -ort (plural: orts)
 noun
 male who + word verb
 farm-ort (man or boy who farms)
-proof  adnoun
impervious to root word
bullet-proof, rust-proof
-rear  adnoun
rear of root word
house-rear, car-rear
-shape  adnoun
shape of root noun
egg-shape man
-side  noun, adj.
side of root noun
river-side
-site  noun
site of root noun
picnic-site
-size  adnoun
size of root noun
head-sized ball
-some  adnoun
and then some + root number twenty-some (21 to 29)
-span  adnoun۔ root word span
wing-span, time-span
-style  noun
root word style
1920s-style hairs-style
 -t  passive verb      passive adnoun  indicates  passive mode verb
 indicates passive adnoun
 The book wuz write۔t by he.  Please clean the spill۔t milk..
-tall  adnoun  root word tall giraffe-tall tree
-term  adnoun
root word term (period of time)
long-term
 -th  adnoun  converts number to ordinal #  ten۔th, thirty-eight۔th, 106۔th
-time  noun root word time
dinner-time, meal-times, any-time
-top  adnoun
top of root noun
desk-top, hill-top
-ward  adnoun
static direction of root noun
north-ward, Mars-ward, rear-ward
-wide  adnoun
root noun wide
continent-wide nation
-woman  noun
root word woman
police-woman, English-womans
-y  adnoun
converts root noun to adjective thirst-y, prince-y, brother-y
-yer (from -y-er)  adnoun
converts noun to comparative adj. wealth-yer [2 syllables]
-yest (from -y-est)
 adnoun
converts noun to superlative adj. thrift۔yest [2 syllables]
 -yly (from -y-ly)  adnoun
 converts root noun to adverb  thirst۔yly [3 syllables]
-yness (from -y-ness)
 noun
converts root noun expressing a concept to noun expressing trait, condition, quality
thrift-yness, mess-yness,
worth
-yness, [3 syllables]



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