## What is a word with the suffix y?

-y 1. a native English suffix of adjectives meaning “characterized by or inclined to” the substance or action of the word or stem to which the suffix is attached: juicy; grouchy; rumbly; dreamy. Sometimes used to mean “allowing, fostering, or bringing about” the specified action: sippy.

**What is the rule for words ending in y?**

The Y rule: When a root ends in y, change the y to i when adding a suffix (easy + est = easiest; happy + ness = happiness). Exceptions: Keep the y if a vowel comes before it (play + er = player; joy + ful = joyful). Keep the y if adding the suffix -ing (cry + ing = crying; study + ing = studying).

**Can you replace I with y?**

When you make a plural noun out of a singular noun that ends in the letter with a consonant letter right in front of it, you change the <y> to and add the suffix -es.

### Is the Y in happy a suffix?

Slowly has the base word slow and the suffix -ly, so it is under the suffix -ly. Happily has the base word happy, but there’s been a spelling change—the y changed to i before -ly was added, so it ends with -ily and is under the suffix -ily.

**When a word ends in Y and you add a suffix?**

RULE: Adding a consonant suffix does not change the spelling of a word. RULE: If a word ends in -y preceded by a consonant, change the y to -i, then add the suffix. (Also remember that the y is kept then adding -ing.) RULE: If a word ends in y preceded by a vowel, then the y is kept when a suffix is added.

**What is the y to I rule?**

The basic rule is, for any word that ends in a consonant plus “-y,” change the “y” to “i” if adding a suffix or forming a plural.

#### Is the y in happy a vowel?

Consonants and vowels are types of sounds and not letters. In case of happy, the letter y represents the short close front unrounded vowel, denoted in the International Phonetic Alphabet with the symbol /i/. This sound appears in English in unstressed syllables only.

**What word uses y as a vowel?**

When y forms a diphthong—two vowel sounds joined in one syllable to form one speech sound, such as the “oy” in toy, “ay” in day, and “ey” in monkey—it is also regarded as a vowel. Typically, y represents a consonant when it starts off a word or syllable, as in yard, lawyer, or beyond.

**Is the y in joy a vowel?**

In English, the letter y represents a consonant sound and several vowel sounds. In words like bay, grey, joy, and buy, y represents a signal to make the preceding vowel sound into a diphthong.

## Can y be a suffix?

It changes the meaning of a word. -y is a suffix that is used in many words. Healthy, dirty, and salty are all words that have the suffix -y in them.

**Is the Y in cry a vowel?**

In the words cry, sky, fly, my and why, letter Y represents the vowel sound /aɪ/. Y is a consonant about 2.5% of the time, and a vowel about 97.5% of the time. The letter W can sometimes be the second part of a vowel sound as in words like such as cow, bow, or how. In these words the vowel has the sound of /aʊ/.

**How would I find the derivative of Y?**

Let us Find a Derivative! To find the derivative of a function y = f(x) we use the slope formula: Slope = Change in Y Change in X = ΔyΔx. And (from the diagram) we see that:

### How do you calculate derivative?

The first step to finding the derivative is to take any exponent in the function and bring it down, multiplying it times the coefficient. We bring the 2 down from the top and multiply it by the 2 in front of the x. Then, we reduce the exponent by 1. The final derivative of that term is 2*(2)x1, or 4x.

**How can I find the derivative?**

The first way of calculating the derivative of a function is by simply calculating the limit that is stated above in the definition. If it exists, then you have the derivative, or else you know the function is not differentiable. As a function, we take f (x) = x2.

**What is the Order of derivatives?**

Higher Order Derivatives. Because the derivative of a function y = f( x) is itself a function y′ = f′( x), you can take the derivative of f′( x), which is generally referred to as the second derivative of f(x) and written f“( x) or f 2( x).