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Northern SamiEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Samic *(h)uvjë.

PronunciationEdit

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NounEdit

uvja

  1. down (soft feathers)

InflectionEdit

Even a-stem, vj-vjj gradation
Nominative uvja
Genitive uvjja
Singular Plural
Nominative uvja uvjjat
Accusative uvjja uvjjaid
Genitive uvjja uvjjaid
Illative uvjii uvjjaide
Locative uvjjas uvjjain
Comitative uvjjain uvjjaiguin
Essive uvjan
Possessive forms
Singular Dual Plural
1st person uvjan uvjame uvjamet
2nd person uvjat uvjade uvjadet
3rd person uvjas uvjaska uvjaset

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