Meaning of -AL in English

-AL

-al BrE AmE ə l, əl —When forming an adjective, this suffix imposes stress one or two syllables back ( ˌ uni ˈ versal, ˈ personal) . When forming a noun, it is stress-neutral ( ˌ disap ˈ proval) .

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