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    Lightbulb suffix for related to cities

    Hi everybody
    I would like to know whether there is a hard and fast rule for forming a suffix at the end of cities's names to relate people or things to them.
    An example:
    newyork - newyorker
    London - ?

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    #2

    Re: suffix for related to cities

    No rule.

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    Re: suffix for related to cities

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    No rule.
    Sad but true .
    Please be aware that I'm neither a native English speaker nor a teacher.

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    Re: suffix for related to cities

    Quote Originally Posted by Abu Aamir View Post
    Hi everybody
    I would like to know whether there is a hard and fast rule for forming a suffix at the end of cities's names to relate people or things to them.
    An example:
    newyork - newyorker
    London - ?
    As it is already stated clearly, there's no such rule as to tell you which suffix goes with a particular noun denoting a person coming from a particular town. Funnily enough, a person from London could be referred to as a Londoner, but a person from Swindon, like myself, is not a Swindoner, but a Swindonian
    Only through practice and exposure to the language can you get the knack of using correct terms like those.

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    Re: suffix for related to cities

    I think a lot has to do with what we think sounds better, but that's a matter of taste and not a rule.
    Last edited by Tdol; 20-Oct-2013 at 12:09. Reason: Typo

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