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Circumfix “ke-… -an” + Adjectives to form an abstract noun Posted by on Aug 31, 2018

Form: Adjective: ke–adjective root word–an Circumfix “ke-…-an” forms nouns from adjectives, verbs and other classes. In this posting, we will only focus on nouns made from adjectives. Adjectives can be transformed into abstract noun by applying circumfix “ke-…-an” to them. So the nouns can be constructed only by the addition of the prefix “ke-” and…

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Asian Games 2018 in Indonesia Posted by on Aug 30, 2018

The Asian Games, also known as Asiad, is a continental multi-sport event held every four years among athletes from all over Asia. The Games were regulated by the Asian Games Federation (AGF) from the first Games in New Delhi, India, until the 1978 Games. Since the 1982 Games, they have been organized by the Olympic…

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Suffix “wan” and “wati” Posted by on Aug 19, 2018

Suffix “–wan” and “–wati” derived from Sanskrit, denote the gender in term of skills, specialization, character as well as profession. The suffix “–wan” occurs with bases, most of which are nouns. In addition to suffix “–wan”, there is also suffix “–man”, which is derived from a small number of nouns ending with phoneme /i/. For…

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SUFFIX “-an” Posted by on Jul 30, 2018

Suffix “–an” derives nouns from verbs and to a lesser extent, from nouns, adjectives and other classes. It also co-occurs with full and partial reduplication. It has a number of different functions. Suffix “–an” most commonly attaches to verb bases, several different meanings being distinguishable. With many verb bases, it produces a noun which stands…

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Various uses of ‘-nya’ suffix part 1 Posted by on May 31, 2018

In bahasa Indonesia, suffix -nya has unique functions. It can serve as a third person possessive pronoun ‘dia’, ‘the’, or to relate to the previous subject of conversation. 1. As a third person pronoun and possessive pronoun, -nya is equivalent to him/his; her; it/its; them/their. Its most common use is in the possessive and object…

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