The title says it all. I would like to make an adjective relating to a place I am referring to via tie, much like I can create tiama from tiam in the fourth dimension. It does not need to be related to the word tie structurally.

A context where such word would be useful is, for example, when speaking of a place (country, subcontinent, area), to mention its culture or habits. The closest I can think of in English is "local" but Russian has a word which fits just perfectly: тамошний (там = there). That being one of the source languages of Esperanto, and actually using Esperanta way of creating an adjective from base words, gives me hope there's something more specific than loka.

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Adjectives are formed by adding an -a to the end. Correlatives are considered whole words (and not roots+ending), so no letters would be removed from tie. The result would be tiea - and it means just what you suggested.

  • La tieaj esperantistoj - the Esperantists who are there.

See also: What is “kioma” used for besides asking for the time?

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    Thank you! When the other two answers came I wondered how I could be so stupid to not plainly try gluing an -a. But then I realized what has prevented me was that tie looked as it already had a suffix, so my mind wanted to either chop something off first, or perhaps add a linking letter. Your sentence "Correlatives are considered whole words, so no letters would be removed [...]" helps greatly, here as well as in other potential questions, I'm sure.
    – La Vo-o
    Jan 12, 2017 at 14:55

tiea appears in PIV:

*tiea, ĉi-tiea. Ekzistanta en tiu, en ĉi tiu loko: la tieaj produktoj; la ĉi-tiea publiko estas severa.

There are many of examples of its usage in Tekstaro:

Ĉiuj personoj, kiuj partoprenis en la tiea kongreso, konservis pri ĝi la plej agrablan kaj plej entuziasman memoron por la tuta vivo

(That one being a quote from Zamenhof)

Kiel urbestro de la ĉi-tiea urbo mi havas la devon zorgi pri tio, ke al la traveturantoj kaj al ĉiuj noblaj homoj estu nenia premado.

Ili treege ŝatas la tiean bonegan vivon.




tiea, ĉi-tiea: Ekzistanta en tiu, en ĉi tiu loko: la tieaj produktoj; la ĉi-tiea publiko estas severa.


tiea: Tiuloka, tie situanta: mi … restis en la universitata urbo por … fari publikan esperanto-kurson al tieaj loĝantoj.


You mean like this - La rusian**aj** programistoj estas lertaj.

If you want to use the word tie then you can say tiea or tiuloka - La tieaj programistoj estas lertaj.

Tiea = Tiuloka, tie situanta (from ReVo)

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