Northern SamiEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Samic *pāllō.

PronunciationEdit

  • (Kautokeino) IPA(key): /ˈpaːlːluː/

NounEdit

bálˈlu

  1. testicle, ball

InflectionEdit

Even u-stem, lˈl-ll gradation
Nominative bálˈlu
Genitive bállu
bállọ
Singular Plural
Nominative bálˈlu bállut
Accusative bállu bállūid
Genitive bállu
bállọ
bállūid
Illative bálˈlui bállūide
Locative bállus bállūin
Comitative bállūin bállūiguin
Essive bálˈlun
Possessive forms
Singular Dual Plural
1st person bálˈlon bálˈlome bálˈlomet
2nd person bálˈlot bálˈlode bálˈlodet
3rd person bálˈlus bálˈluska bálˈluset

Further readingEdit

  • Koponen, Eino; Ruppel, Klaas; Aapala, Kirsti, editors (2002-2008) Álgu database: Etymological database of the Saami languages[1], Helsinki: Research Institute for the Languages of Finland