August 5, 2013

इ to ऐ Vowel Change and -इक Suffix

In Hindi, adjectives are often made from cognate nouns by changing an initial vowel to the vowel and appending the suffix –इक (in maatraa form). Here are a few examples:

विश्व (world) -> वैश्विक (global / worldwide)
दिन (day) -> दैनिक (daily)
विकल्प (option)-> वैकल्पिक (optional)