Via intermediate *-nə̑k, from Proto-Mordvinic *-nmə̑k, from Proto-Uralic *-n-mVk. Under the influence of the 1st person singular possessive suffix -зе (-ze) a vowel was added in nominative, genitive and dative, the other cases contain this suffix without this innovation.[1]


-нк (-nk)

  1. 1st person plural possessive suffix; our
  2. added to postpositions that refer to the 1st person plural
    • O. Je. Poljakov (1995) Učimsja govoritʹ po-mokšanski [Let's learn to speak Moksha], Saransk: Mordovskoje knižnoje izdatelʹstvo, →ISBN
      Инголенк ащесть кафта ведаркат. Васенцеса ульсть марьхть, омбоцеса — шукшторуфт.
      Ingolenk aščestʹ kafta vedarkat. Vasencesa ulʹstʹ marʹxtʹ, ombocesa — šukštoruft.
      In front of us there were two buckets. In the first one there were apples, in the second one — currant.


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  1. ^ Serebrennikov, B. A. (1967) Istoričeskaja morfologija mordovskix jazykov [Historical morphology of the Mordvinic languages] (in Russian), Moskva, page 65