FinnishEdit

EtymologyEdit

-la +‎ -as

SuffixEdit

-las (front vowel harmony variant -läs)

  1. Forms nouns used to describe people.
  2. Forms adjectives, describing the abundance of something.

Derived termsEdit



LatinEdit

SuffixEdit

-lās

  1. accusative feminine plural of -lus

Middle EnglishEdit

SuffixEdit

-las

  1. Alternative form of -les

Northern SamiEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Samic *-lës.

PronunciationEdit

(Kautokeino) IPA(key): /ˈ-las/

SuffixEdit

-las

  1. Forms adjectives from verbs, indicating an inclination or tendency to perform the verb's action.
    čierrut (to cry) + ‎-las → ‎čirrolas (tending to cry)

Usage notesEdit

This suffix triggers the strong grade on a preceding stressed syllable.

InflectionEdit

Even a-stem, ss-s gradation
Attributive -las
Nominative -las
Genitive -lasa
Attributive -las
Singular Plural
Nominative -las -lasat
Accusative -lasa -lasaid
Genitive -lasa -lasaid
Illative -lassii -lasaide
Locative -lasas -lasain
Comitative -lasain -lasaiguin
Essive -lassan

Derived termsEdit