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FinnishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From -ua, a passive suffix, + -tua. Verbs such as sekau(d)a ~ sekauta can be found in some dialects. Traditionally an eastern dialectal form, while western dialects preferred -ntua, -Vntua.

SuffixEdit

-utua (front vowel harmony variant -ytyä)

  1. Forms reflexive or inchoative intransitive verbs.

Usage notesEdit

Used on verbs ending in vowel + -a/, vowel + -ta/-tä, or on nouns.

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ReferencesEdit

  • Hakulinen, Lauri. 1941–2000. Suomen kielen rakenne ja kehitys ('The Structure and Development of the Finnish Language'). Helsinki: Otava/Helsingin yliopisto.

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