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Katheryn
July 18, 2021

-er suffix rules clarification

In this thread, it is said that you should use

-iik unless the word ends with a vowel, or begins or ends with k or g

...but earlier, it is said that -iik works if, among other things,

The verb does not begin with the consonant k

...making no mention of beginning with g. Basically, my question is whether -iik works or not for a word beginning with g. Thanks in advance!

Category: Grammar


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Kahvozein
July 19, 2021
Yes I think it works just well. Thus you can have "Gruthiik" which would mean "Betrayer".

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Liis
Administrator
July 19, 2021
You must have misread when you quoted:
-iik unless the word ends with a vowel, or begins or ends with k or g

The thread never mentions that you shouldn't use -iik if the word begins with the consonant g.

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Katheryn
July 19, 2021
EDIT: I just saw the rule about not posting answers in response to other answers. Sorry about that, I'll PM next time.

Thank you both for the answers! I copy/pasted that first quote from the thread, though, it's from one of paarthurnax's replies a few posts down. It starts with "Indeed, coincidences are not very helpful" and contains an "abridged version" of the rules, where he says (and I'm copy/pasting here again) "use -iik unless the word ends with a vowel, or begins or ends with k or g."

Both of your responses definitely make me feel better about -iik with g beginnings, though, thank you for your time! I guess the "abridged version" rule must be a typo.