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-s-

-s-

See also: Appendix:Variations of "s"

English

Interfix

-s-

  1. Genitival interfix used to link elements in some compounds, equivalent to the possessive clitic -'s.
    hogshead, kingsman, yearsworth

See also

<a class='CategoryTreeLabel CategoryTreeLabelNs14 CategoryTreeLabelCategory' href='/wiki/Category:English_words_interfixed_with_-s-'>English words interfixed with -s-</a>

Danish

Interfix

-s-

  1. Interfix inserted in some compounds.

Usage notes

The usage of fuge-s is phonetically motivated. It is applied on a per-modifier basis, meaning that if the first root generates fuge-s in one compound, it does so in all compounds, even if the second already begins with an s, as in dødsstraf (død + straf) or affaldssæk (affald + sæk).

Derived terms

<a class='CategoryTreeLabel CategoryTreeLabelNs14 CategoryTreeLabelCategory' href='/wiki/Category:Danish_words_interfixed_with_-s-'>Danish words interfixed with -s-</a>

Dutch

Interfix

-s-

  1. Genitival interfix used to link elements in some compounds.
    doodskist
    ezelsbruggetje

Derived terms

<a class='CategoryTreeLabel CategoryTreeLabelNs14 CategoryTreeLabelCategory' href='/wiki/Category:Dutch_words_interfixed_with_-s-'>Dutch words interfixed with -s-</a>

German

Alternative forms

Interfix

-s-

  1. Genitival interfix used to link elements in some compounds.
    Arbeitszimmer

Derived terms

<a class='CategoryTreeLabel CategoryTreeLabelNs14 CategoryTreeLabelCategory' href='/wiki/Category:German_words_interfixed_with_-s-'>German words interfixed with -s-</a>

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Navajo

Infix

-s-

  1. a consonant that sometimes appears as a ligature between the elements of a compound word.
    bįįstsoh = bįįh -s- tsoh

Norwegian Bokmål

Interfix

-s-

  1. Genitival interfix indicating that the former part is a characteristic of the latter.

Derived terms

<a class='CategoryTreeLabel CategoryTreeLabelNs14 CategoryTreeLabelCategory' href='/wiki/Category:Norwegian_words_interfixed_with_-s-'>Norwegian words interfixed with -s-</a>
<a class='CategoryTreeLabel CategoryTreeLabelNs14 CategoryTreeLabelCategory' href='/wiki/Category:Norwegian_Bokm%C3%A5l_words_interfixed_with_-s-'>Norwegian Bokmål words interfixed with -s-</a>

Norwegian Nynorsk

Interfix

-s-

  1. Genitival interfix indicating that the former part is a characteristic of the latter.

Derived terms

<a class='CategoryTreeLabel CategoryTreeLabelNs14 CategoryTreeLabelCategory' href='/wiki/Category:Norwegian_words_interfixed_with_-s-'>Norwegian words interfixed with -s-</a>
<a class='CategoryTreeLabel CategoryTreeLabelNs14 CategoryTreeLabelCategory' href='/wiki/Category:Norwegian_Nynorsk_words_interfixed_with_-s-'>Norwegian Nynorsk words interfixed with -s-</a>

Swedish

Interfix

-s-

  1. Genitival interfix indicating that the former part is a characteristic of the latter.

Derived terms

<a class='CategoryTreeLabel CategoryTreeLabelNs14 CategoryTreeLabelCategory' href='/wiki/Category:Swedish_words_interfixed_with_-s-'>Swedish words interfixed with -s-</a>

See also