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-ai

FrenchEdit

SuffixEdit

-ai

  1. A suffix denoting the first-person singular imperfect indicative form of a verb

HungarianEdit

EtymologyEdit

-a (possessive suffix) +‎ -i (possessive plural)

PronunciationEdit

SuffixEdit

-ai

  1. (possessive suffix) his/her/its ...-s (third-person singular, multiple possessions)
    ház (house) → a házai (his/her/its houses)
  2. (possessive suffix) your ...-s (second-person singular and plural formal, multiple possessions)
    a maga házai, az ön házai - your (singular, formal) houses
    a maguk házai, az önök házai - your (plural, formal) houses

Usage notesEdit

  • (possessive suffix) Variants:
    -i is added to words ending in a vowel except -i. Final -a changes to -á-. Final -e changes to -é-.
    -ai is added to some back vowel words ending in a consonant
    -ei is added to some front vowel words ending in a consonant
    -jai is added to some back vowel words ending in a consonant or the vowel -i
    -jei is added to some front vowel words ending in a consonant or the vowel -i

See alsoEdit


ItalianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin -āvī (via -āī).[1] Example: Italian lodai, from Latin laudavi.

SuffixEdit

-ai

  1. Used with a stem to form the first-person singular past historic of -are verbs

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 2002, Giuseppe Patota, Lineamenti di grammatica storica dell'italiano (in Italian), Bologna: il Mulino, ISBN 88-15-08638-2, page p. 145: