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The suffix -ysk can be used to form geographical adjectives. It is used if the name of the corresponding inhabitant ends in -s, or -aat, -yt, -oat. Hence, this always concerns non-native names. Examples are Rus Russian > Russysk Russian, Kroaat Croat > Kroatysk Croatian, Semyt Semite > Semitysk Semitic, Goat Goth > Goatysk Gothic.

It should be noted that the suffix -ysk may also derive adjectives from non-geographical nouns. For more information, see the topics on -ysk witha noun as base and -sk with a noun as base.


As this suffix -ysk is considered here as a variant of -sk, it will be discussed further in the topic on -sk.