Northern SamiEdit

EtymologyEdit

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.) Cognate with Inari Sami kieldâ, Lule Sami čelltē and Southern Sami tjïelte.

PronunciationEdit

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

NounEdit

gielda

  1. community
  2. municipality

InflectionEdit

Even a-stem, ld-ldd gradation
Nominative gielda
Genitive gieldda
Singular Plural
Nominative gielda gielddat
Accusative gieldda gielddaid
Genitive gieldda gielddaid
Illative gīldii gielddaide
Locative gielddas gielddain
Comitative gielddain gielddaiguin
Essive gieldan
Possessive forms
Singular Dual Plural
1st person gieldan gieldame gieldamet
2nd person gieldat gieldade gieldadet
3rd person gieldas gieldaska gieldaset

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