-Vn

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Finnish[edit]

Suffix[edit]

Depending on the preceding vowel (i.e. lengthens the preceding vowel): -an, -en, -in, -on, -un, -yn, -än, -ön

  1. Forms the illative singular case.

Pronunciation[edit]

Usage notes[edit]

Used after an unstressed short vowel. The vowel is the same as the final vowel in the stem, thus producing a long vowel. The variant form after monosyllables and disyllables with final long vowel is -hVn.

Examples
word (strong) vowel stem illative
jalka jalka- jalkaan
miniä miniä- miniään
oikea oikea- oikeaan
tuli tule- tuleen

See also[edit]