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Neoclassical noun formation: Conversion

 
 
A neoclassical formative can be converted into a noun (= used as a noun), either standing alone or in combination with the linking element o. The nouns can be masculine, feminine, or neuter. The masculine and neuter nouns belong to the inflection class s/s, the feminine nouns belong to the inflection class -/s.

Masculine nouns
eur + o » Euro
porn + o » Porno
sozi » Sozi
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Neuter nouns
aut + o » Auto
lith + o » Litho
phon » Phon
All derivations
 
Feminine nouns
disk + o » Disko
daktyl + o » Daktylo
lok » Lok
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Many of these conversions are actually abbreviations of words formed with neoclassical formatives:

Auto  =  Automobil
Radio  =  Radiotelegraphie
Lok  =  Lokomotive





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