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FinnishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Old Norse -ari (suffix used to create agent nouns from verbs), from Proto-Germanic *-ārijaz, from Latin -ārius.

SuffixEdit

-ri

  1. Used to create names of occupations from nouns or verbs.
    kartta (map)kartturi (navigator)
    vaate (garment)vaatturi (tailor)
    duunata (to work)duunari (worker)
    puutarha (garden)puutarhuri (gardener)
    urut (organ)urkuri (organist)
    saha (saw)sahuri (sawmill operator)
    rokki (rock music)rokkari (rocker)
  2. (slang) Used to create terms meaning "supporter of something"
    kommunisti (communist)kommari
    sosiaalidemokraatti (social democrat)demari

DeclensionEdit

Inflection of -ri (Kotus type 6/paperi, no gradation)
nominative -ri -rit
genitive -rin -rien
-reiden
-reitten
partitive -ria -reita
-reja
illative -riin -reihin
singular plural
nominative -ri -rit
accusative nom. -ri -rit
gen. -rin
genitive -rin -rien
-reiden
-reitten
partitive -ria -reita
-reja
inessive -rissa -reissa
elative -rista -reista
illative -riin -reihin
adessive -rilla -reilla
ablative -rilta -reilta
allative -rille -reille
essive -rina -reina
translative -riksi -reiksi
instructive -rein
abessive -ritta -reitta
comitative -reineen

IgboEdit

SuffixEdit

-ri

  1. Owerri and Umuahia standard spelling of -li.

JamamadíEdit

SuffixEdit

-ri m (feminine -ro)

  1. (evidential) identifies an action as certain and having occurred in the near past

ReferencesEdit

  • 2008 (originally 1976), Robert Campbell, Verification in Jamamadi Quotations, Associação Internacional de Linguística SIL - Brasil, page 4.

JapaneseEdit

RomanizationEdit

-ri

  1. Rōmaji transcription of

PurepechaEdit

SuffixEdit

-ri

  1. genitive suffix

ReferencesEdit

  • Estudios de lengua y cultura amerindias II (1998), section on P'urhépecha

QuechuaEdit

SuffixEdit

-ri

  1. Optionally used to mark the topic of a question. Gives a sense of courtesy.
    Karlusri maypim kachkan?
    And where is Carlos?
    Maypitaq tiyankiri?
    And where do you live?

DescendantsEdit

  • Spanish: -ri (Bolivia)

See alsoEdit