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The suffix iv

The suffix iv is a foreign suffix. It is frequently used in the formation of adjectives.

Derivation types:  Noun to adjective
Verb to adjective

Noun to adjective

Affekt + iv = affektiv
Instinkt instinktiv
Sport sportiv
All derivations

  • Deletion of ion:
    The suffix iv is frequently added to nouns ending in ion. The ending ion is deleted:
    Aggression + iv = aggressiv
    Intuition intuitiv
    Selektion selektiv

Verb to adjective

deprimieren + iv = depressiv
explodieren explosiv
produzieren produktiv
All derivations

See also variants ativ and itiv.

  • Frequent stem variations between verb stem and adjective stem; for example:

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