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Noun + Noun

Nouns can be combined with each other either directly or through a linking element.

No linking element

Nouns can be combined with each other directly. No linking element is inserted between them:

Examples Rule
N+N no linking element

With linking element

When two nouns are combined with each other to form a new noun, a so-called linking element is often inserted between them. The following linking elements can be found in noun-noun compounds:

Linking element  Examples Rule
e Tagebuch N+e+N
en Strahlenbündel N+en+N
ens Schmerzensschrei  N+ens+N  
er Kindergarten N+er+N
es Jahresbericht N+es+N
s Einheitspreis N+s+N

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