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FinnishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

  • (in words with back vowel harmony) -a

Etymology 1Edit

Front vowel harmony form of the partitive case suffix -a.

SuffixEdit

(in words with front vowel harmony)

  1. (case suffix) Forms the partitive case of nouns, adjectives and pronouns.

Etymology 2Edit

Front vowel harmony form of the verbal suffix -a.

SuffixEdit

  1. (verbal suffix) Forms the short form of the first infinitive of verbs.

See alsoEdit


SlovakEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Slavic *-ę.

SuffixEdit

 n

  1. Forms nouns for young animals and other diminutives.

DeclensionEdit

Usage notesEdit

  • This suffix is used only after labio-dental and bilabial consonants; in other cases -a is used instead.

VolapükEdit

SuffixEdit

  1. Used to form conjunctions from prepositions.