Portuguese affixes in Tetun Dili


Affix function number of borrowed affixes


Information and examples are from Hajek (2006: 172).

1 nominalizer

‑dor ‘agent nominalizer’, someone who habitually does something (often pejorative), i.e. more restricted than the general agentive noun derivation in Portuguese, e.g. hemudór ‘drinker’ (from hemu ‘drink’) “the only Portuguese affix that can be applied to a native root” according to Hajek (2006: 172).