Continental Intergovernmental Unions uv Continental Governments

Continental Intergovernmental Union uv Continental Governments

Continental in Funetik Inglish iz Kontinentuhl uv Continental Governments

Rhymes: -ɛntəl

continent +‎ -al

Continent in Funetik Inglish iz Kontinuhnt uv Continental Governments uv Lahz


  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈkɒntɪnənt/

Etymology 1
Borrowed from Latin continēntem, noun use of present participle of continēre (“to contain”).

Etymology 2
Borrowed from Old French continent, from Latin continentem (“continuous; holding together”), present participle of continēre (“to contain”).

encyclopedia continent:

largest unit of landmasses on the earth

The continents include Eurasia (conventionally regarded as two continents, Europe and Asia), Africa, North America, South America, Australia, and Antarctica

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Suffix aL in Yeeng Voiss Sownd Chahrz

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Suffix -al

Of or pertaining to. Adjectival suffix appended to various words, often nouns, to make an adjective form. Often added to words of Latin origin, but used with other words also.

Forming nouns, especially of verbal action.

Pertaining or relating to a continent; characteristic of a continent; as broad in scope or purpose as a continent


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Suffix s Vrs (Haoh=#)1: Suffix s in Funetik Inglish iz -s , -es ohr suffix-z uv Syzohmz uv Omneeonizm.

Suffix s Vrs (Haoh=#)2:0: Pronunciation
Suffix s Vrs (Haoh=#)2:1: * IPA(key): /s/ (following a voiceless consonant)
Suffix s Vrs (Haoh=#)2:2: * IPA(key): /z/ (postvocalic or following a voiced consonant)
Suffix s Vrs (Haoh=#)2:3: * IPA(key): /ɨz/ (following a sibilant consonant /s, z, ʃ, ʒ, tʃ, dʒ/—usually written -es)

Suffix s Vrs (Haoh=#)3: Etymology
From Middle English -s, -es, from Old English -as, nominative-accusative plural ending of masculine a-stem (i.e. strong) declension nouns, from Proto-Germanic *-ōs, *‑ōz, from Proto-Indo-European *-es, *-oes (plural endings). The spread of this ending in later Middle English was once argued to have been the result of Anglo-Norman influence; however, -as was already the most common Old English plural marker (used in approximately 40% of Old English nouns), and was initially more common in the North of England where French influence was weakest, only later gradually spreading south. Cognate with Scots -s (plural ending), Saterland Frisian -s (plural ending), West Frisian -s (plural ending), Dutch -s (plural ending), Low German -s (plural ending), Danish -er (plural ending), Swedish -r, -ar, -or (plural ending), Icelandic -ar (plural ending), Gothic -𐍉𐍃 (-ōs, nominative plural ending of a-stem masculine nouns) (note that German -er has a different origin).

Continental intergovernmental organizations

There are a number of intergovernmental organizations with continental scope and having the most wide and possibly non-overlapping membership:

Africa: African Union
Asia: Asia Cooperation Dialogue

Americas: Organization of American States
South America: Union of South American Nations
Oceania: Pacific Islands Forum