-ntaa

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Suffix[edit]

-ntaa (front vowel harmony variant -ntää)

  1. Forms causative verbs from adjectives, meaning "causing to become" or "making".; -en, -fy.
    pieni (small) → pienentää (shrink)
    paksu (thick) → paksuntaa (thicken)
    suuri (large) → suurentaa (magnify)

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The suffix is added to the genitive singular (weak grade) stem.

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