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AUXLANG  October 1997, Week 2

AUXLANG October 1997, Week 2

Subject:

Re: search for a male suffix

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"Raymond A. Brown" <[log in to unmask]>

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International Auxiliary Languages <[log in to unmask]>

Date:

Tue, 7 Oct 1997 21:42:53 +0100

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At 14:09 7/10/97, James Chandler wrote:
[....]
>More widely, has anyone come across a male suffix in any natural
>language?

WIDOW    WIDOW-ER

Ok - I think that's the only English example, but it is one.

More specifically one can think of suffixes that go in pairs like the
Classical Latin -TOR (male) -TRIX (female), genitor/ gentrix; imperator/
imperatrix &c.

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