Paragogic


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Par`a`gog´ic


a.1.Of, pertaining to, or constituting, a paragoge; added to the end of, or serving to lengthen, a word.
Paragogic letters
in the Semitic languages, letters which are added to the ordinary forms of words, to express additional emphasis, or some change in the sense.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Special emphasis is laid on forms with paragogic endings -n and -ah (pp.
The discussion of the forms with -ne was primarily concerned with the Italo-Romance data and took different directions depending on whether the pronominal augment was considered separately from or together with the paragogic -ne ~ -ni of other lexical classes.
Additionally, the word peje (pez) a paragogic vowel e, known as a characteristic feature of Afro-Hispanic language.
The common final -u (rarely -i) [in Tamil] is not a reflex of Arabic endings, but a paragogic vowel added to avoid phonotactically restricted final consonants [...].
In a contact situation, they might be adapted to this structure with a paragogic vowel, most often [i] as in wanti `want', taki `talk', etc.