A suffix is an affix that is characterized by its attachment at the end of a base or root. Suffixes may introduce information to the root like number, aspect, tense, gender, and so on.


Example in the Skwxwu7mesh Context of the First Person Singular Nominative Suffix -en (Jacobs, 2013, p. 6)
Examples in the Halkomelem Context of Words Featuring Intransitive, Active Suffix -ə́nəq which translates to ‘someone else, another person’ (Suttles, 2004, p. 233)
Examples in the Secwepemctsín Context of Suffix -tn which Translates to ‘special implement’ and is Used to Describe Tools in Household and Farm Contexts (Gibson, 1973, p. 33)


Gibson, J. A. (1973). Shuswap grammatical structure. [Doctoral dissertation, The University of Hawaii].

Jacobs, P. W. (2013). Subordinate clauses in Skwxwu7mesh: Their form and function. Northwest Journal of Linguistics, 7(2), 1-54.

Suttles, W. (2004). Musqueum reference grammar. UBC Press. SFU Student Access.