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Adverb to adjective: Suffixation

The suffix ig is the only suffix to form adjectives from adverbs. The adjectives can be inflected, and they are used attributively:

bald + ig = baldig
sofort sofortig
zweimal zweimalig
All derivations

  • s-deletion:
    When an adverb ends in s, the s is deleted:
    damals + ig = damalig
    jenseits jenseitig
    rückwärts rückwärtig
  • Deletion of e and en:
    When an adverb ends in e or en (unstressed), the ending is deleted:
    heute + ig = heutig
    morgen morgig
    oben obig

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