-ri

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See also: ri, RI, R.I., ri-, , , and

Finnish[edit]

Suffix[edit]

-ri

  1. Used to create names of occupations from nouns or verbs.
    kartta (map) → kartturi (navigator)
    vaate (garment) → vaatturi (tailor)
    duunata (to work) → duunari (worker)
    puutarha (garden) → puutarhuri (gardener)
    urut (organ) → urkuri (organist)
    saha (saw) → sahuri (sawmill operator)
    rokki (rock music) → rokkari (rocker)
  2. (slang) Used to create terms meaning "supporter of something"
    kommunisti (communist) → kommari
    sosiaalidemokraatti (social democrat) → demari

Declension[edit]


Jamamadí[edit]

Suffix[edit]

-ri m (feminine -ro)

  1. (evidential) identifies an action as certain and having occurred in the near past

References[edit]

  • 2008 (originally 1976), Robert Campbell, Verification in Jamamadi Quotations, Associação Internacional de Linguística SIL - Brasil, page 4.

Quechua[edit]

Suffix[edit]

-ri

  1. Optionally used to mark the topic of a question. Gives a sense of courtesy.
    Karlusri maypim kachkan?
    And where is Carlos?
    Maypitaq tiyankiri?
    And where do you live?

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