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2010/9/26 Roger Mills <[log in to unmask]>:
> --- On Sun, 9/26/10, kechpaja <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>
>>
>> I will throw forth the opinion that the final -g is there
>> purely for etymological reasons—in German, the suffix -ig
>> is used to form adjectives. It's pronounced /IC/ in the
>> standard dialect, which isn't too far from /i/.
>>
> IIRC, Dutch also has -ig on adjectives, and I recall reading that the /g/ is often not pronounced.
>

I wouldn't know of any example in Dutch in which the |g| is not
pronounced. Normally the
suffix is pronounced /@X/, as in "machtig" /'mAXt@X/ (mighty).

René