Definitions

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  • noun The process of adding a suffix to a word.

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  • noun formation of a word by means of a suffix

Etymologies

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Examples

  • I find this a nice counter-example to any claim that English suffixation is obligatorily logical.

    2010 February « Motivated Grammar

  • I find this a nice counter-example to any claim that English suffixation is obligatorily logical.

    Healthy debate « Motivated Grammar

  • Obviously there is great variation in how useful, innovative, illogical, lazy, funny, awkward, redundant, etc. these coinages are, but the underlying act (word formation through - y suffixation) has a long and illustrious history.

    Link love: language (4)

  • And what about the Umbrian suffixation is non-Indo-European anyway?

    Is Etruscan ais 'deity' an Indo-European loanword?

  • This latest group is merely a rebranding (or further classification) of people devoted to the sole purpose of defeating that guy who rightfully won a Democratic presidential election; a loose confederacy of street level strategists who are experts in the fields of clotheslining, kneecapping, smokescreening and all-out denying (also earning the honorary suffixation "ingers").

    Steven Weber: To Er Is Human

  • I wouldn’t call - y suffixation gaga, but it has become very faddish.

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