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FrenchEdit

SuffixEdit

-ai

  1. A suffix denoting the first-person singular past historic indicative form of an -er 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

Etymology 1Edit

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

SuffixEdit

-ai

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

See alsoEdit

Etymology 2Edit

SuffixEdit

-ai m

  1. masculine plural of -aio

ReferencesEdit

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