D'ni/Derivations

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Noun to adjective[edit]

A noun with the suffix -ec becomes an adjective

  • vog 'nature' > vog-ec 'natural'
  • fa 'one' > faec 'first'

Adjective to noun[edit]

An adjective with the suffix -(e)þ becomes a noun

  • gica 'safe' > gica-þ 'safety'
  • sógi 'stable' > sógi-þ 'stability'

Note that the name Kerath means ‘[the] Brave One’ formed by the adjective kera ‘brave’ indicating a titulary function of this suffix.

Adjective to adverb[edit]

Similarly, -(e)š is always suffixed onto adjectives and changes them to adverbs.

  • ten 'simple' > teneš 'simply'
  • garo 'mighty' > garoš 'mightily'
  • kera 'brave' > keraš 'bravely'

Verb to noun[edit]

The -tav suffix is used with verbs and is understood to form common nouns.

  • tégan 'to love' > re-tégan-tav 'the love'
  • cav 'to live' > re-cav-tav 'the life'

The -tan suffix is used with verbs to make the actor.

  • re-tégan-tan 'the lover'

The adverbs can be derived by suffixed to an adjective

  • Kera 'brave' > Kera-š 'bravely'