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The suffix sch

The suffix sch forms adjectives from person names and, in a few isolated cases, from geographic names.

Derivation types:

Noun to adjective

Freud + sch = freudsch
Schiller schillersch
Hannover hannoversch
All derivations


The adjectives that are derived from person names have a spelling variant with apostrophe and a capital initial letter:

freudsch or Freud'sch

In the old spelling, the variant with apostrophe was not correct. There was, however, a spelling variant with a capital initial letter:


In the reformed spelling, this variant is no longer correct. See also Spelling Rules.

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