Northern SamiEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Samic *vājvē.

PronunciationEdit

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

NounEdit

váivi

  1. problem, difficulty
  2. illness, ailment

InflectionEdit

Even i-stem, iv-ivv gradation
Nominative váivi
Genitive váivvi
váivvẹ
Singular Plural
Nominative váivi váivvit
Accusative váivvi váivviid
Genitive váivvi
váivvẹ
váivviid
Illative váivái váivviide
Locative váivvis váivviin
Comitative váivviin váivviiguin
Essive váivin
Possessive forms
Singular Dual Plural
1st person váiván váiváme váivámet
2nd person váivát váiváde váivádet
3rd person váivis váiviska váiviset

AdjectiveEdit

váivi (comparative váivvit, superlative váivvimus)

  1. problematic, difficult
  2. annoying, troublesome
  3. tedious

InflectionEdit

Even i-stem, iv-ivv gradation
Attributive váivvẹs
Nominative váivi
Genitive váivvi
Attributive váivvẹs
Singular Plural
Nominative váivi váivvit
Accusative váivvi váivviid
Genitive váivvi váivviid
Illative váivái váivviide
Locative váivvis váivviin
Comitative váivviin váivviiguin
Essive váivin

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