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EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Finnic *-ssa, from earlier *-s-na, from *-s- (internal locative infix) + *-na (locative case suffix).

SuffixEdit

-ssa (front vowel harmony variant -ssä)

  1. The marker of inessive case.
    talo -> talossa
    talot -> taloissa (pl)
    metsä -> metsässä
    metsät -> metsissä (pl)

GreenlandicEdit

AffixEdit

-ssa (v-v?, truncative?)

  1. Marks the future tense.
    • 1992, "[timarit.is/view_page_init.jsp?issId=269791&pageId=3833037&lang=da Usuni kipigaa]", Atuagagdliutit
      Nammineq tissassarluni inersinnaannginnerluni anisuualu qanoq ililluni anisassava?
      I wonder if s/he will be unable to stimulate hirself to an orgasm, and how will the semen leave?
  2. Marks logical necessity.

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