FinnishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

Probably conflated from multiple sources:

SuffixEdit

-ri

  1. Used to create names of occupations from nouns or verbs.
    kartta (map) + ‎-ri → ‎kartturi (navigator)
    vaate (garment) + ‎-ri → ‎vaatturi (tailor)
    duunata (to work) + ‎-ri → ‎duunari (worker)
    puutarha (garden) + ‎-ri → ‎puutarhuri (gardener)
    urut (organ) + ‎-ri → ‎urkuri (organist)
    saha (saw, sawmill) + ‎-ri → ‎sahuri (sawmill operator)
    rokki (rock music) + ‎-ri → ‎rokkari (rocker)
  2. (colloquial) General denominal noun suffix.
    huppu + ‎-ri → ‎huppari
    häly + ‎-ri → ‎häläri
    hintti + ‎-ri → ‎hinttari
    kulma + ‎-ri → ‎kulmuri
  3. (colloquial) Denominal suffix used to clip nouns.
    ostoskeskus + ‎-ri → ‎ostari
    ryynimakkara + ‎-ri → ‎ryynäri
    poskisauhu + ‎-ri → ‎poskari
  4. (slang) Used to create terms meaning "supporter of something"
    kommunisti (communist) + ‎-ri → ‎kommari
    sosiaalidemokraatti (social democrat) + ‎-ri → ‎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
Possessive forms of -ri (type paperi)
possessor singular plural
1st person -rini -rimme
2nd person -risi -rinne
3rd person -rinsa

Derived termsEdit


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

Middle EnglishEdit

NounEdit

-ri

  1. Alternative form of -erie

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


RomanianEdit

SuffixEdit

-ri

  1. plural of -re