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Northern SamiEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Samic *poacōj.

PronunciationEdit

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

NounEdit

boazu

  1. reindeer

InflectionEdit

Contracted u-stem, hcc-z gradation
Nominative boazu
Genitive bōhcco
Singular Plural
Nominative boazu bōhccot
Accusative bōhcco bōhccuid
Genitive bōhcco bōhccuid
Illative bōhccui bōhccuide
Locative bōhccos bōhccuin
Comitative bōhccuin bōhccuiguin
Essive boazun
Possessive forms
Singular Dual Plural
1st person bōhccon bōhccome bōhccomet
2nd person bōhccot bōhccode bōhccodet
3rd person bōhccos bōhccoska bōhccoset

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