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The suffix istisch

 
 
The suffix istisch is a foreign suffix.

Derivation types:  Noun to adjective
Adjective to adjective
Neoclassical formative to adjective


Noun to adjective

Charakter + istisch = charakteristisch
Hindu hinduistisch
Snob snobistisch
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Features:

Adjective to adjective

The suffix istisch is the only foreign suffix to form new adjectives from adjectives.

feudal + istisch = feudalistisch
synchron synchronistisch
zentral zentralistisch
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Features:
  • Deletion of isch and variant izistisch:
    When an adjective ends in isch, the ending can be deleted:
    dogmatisch + istisch = dogmatistisch

    Very often, the variant izistisch is added after the deletion of isch:
    klassisch + istisch = klassizistisch
    mystisch mystizistisch

    Adjectives ending in isch show the same behaviour when they are combined with ist and ismus.

Neoclassical formative to adjective

aut + istisch = autistisch
hol holistisch
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