See also: seen, sen, and Seen

Finnish edit

Etymology edit

From earlier *-sehen, a combination of the Proto-Finnic illative suffixes *-sën and *-hën.

Suffix edit


  1. Forms the illative singular case.

Usage notes edit

  • See the appendix on Finnish nominal cases for more information on how the illative case is used.
  • Used after a second- or third-syllable long vowel. For words like neitsyt, this suffix is common, based on a stem like neitsyee-, but it is grammatically wrong – -en is preferred in formal usage, using on a stem like neitsye-.
word stem illative
harmaa harmaa- harmaaseen
joukkue joukkuee- joukkueeseen

See also edit