MongolianEdit

MongolianCyrillic
 ᠤᠷᠤᠭᠤ
(-uruɣu)
руу
(ruu)

EtymologyEdit

From Classical Mongolian  ᠤᠷᠤᠭᠤ (-uruɣu), from Middle Mongolian [Term?]. Cognate with Buryat руу (ruu); Kalmyk -ур (-ur), -һур (-ḥur), -гур (-gur). Doublet of уруу (uruu).

PronunciationEdit

SuffixEdit

руу (ruu)

  1. Marks the directive case after a stem ending in any vowel or consonant except р (r).
    Alternative form: луу (luu)
    Synonym: -аад (-aad)

Usage notesEdit

  • Due to its recent development as a grammatical case, directive case suffixes are written with a space between the stem and suffix.
  • Generally equivalent to the English term down to when used in reference to a location, as in "I'm going down to the shop".

InflectionEdit