I am trying to append suffixes to nouns 'related' (is there a more appropriate term?) by a verb. My example is from mathematics. Imagine a sequence S which converges to a limit L. Can I refer to S and L using terms derived from 'converge'? I thought of the words 'employer' and 'employee', and was led to these pages:
Which first says that '-ee' can be appended to an object of a transitive verb. But a quick search suggested that 'converges' in my example is an intransitive verb. So L can't be called a 'convergee'? The -ee link then says that
recent formations now also mark the performer of an act, with the base being an intransitive verb
If S is performing the act of converging, then does that mean that S can be called a 'convergee'?
Suggests that the suffix '-er' can be appended to a verb to form an agent noun. If S is considered an agent, can S be called a 'converger'?
Now imagine that the sequence S is being studied for convergence to a limit L, but it may not converge. Can S be called something like a 'candidate converger/ convergee'?
Even if S does converge, it feels like a natural entity which happens to converge, and odd to think of as an agent. Does this (unsupported) argument make calling it a 'converger', even if acceptable, inappropriate?
I thought of the term 'integrand', but the origin seems to be a gerundive which I couldn't figure out how to use on a quick reading of its Wikipedia entry. Also, an integrand as the object of integration seems different from the convergence example.
Apologies if there are multiple questions bundled up in one. Also, I don't intend to introduce new terms, for the sake of it, to a well-studied behavior in mathematics! The exercise itself of adding suffixes to S and L might be badly-posed. Just curious.