-sa

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Irish[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • -se (slender form)

Pronunciation[edit]

Suffix[edit]

-sa

  1. -self (emphatic)

Usage notes[edit]

  • Added to nouns in the presence of the possessive adjective to emphasize the possessor rather than the thing possessed:
    mo/do charrsa — my/your sg car
    a mhadrasa — his dog
    a/bhur madrasa — her/your pl dog
  • Added to prepositional pronouns (ending in a broad consonant) to add emphasis (not to create a reflexive pronoun):
    • Used with first-person singular and second-person singular (except with slender forms such as uaim or duit, e.g., agamsa, ortsa, etc.).
  • Added to verbs to indicate "myself/yourself/yourselves":
    (Standard forms)
    chloisteása — you (yourself) used to hear
    (Munster/Non-standard forms)
    chualas-sa — I (myself) heard
    chualabharsa — you (yourselves) heard

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Japanese[edit]

Romanization[edit]

-sa

  1. rōmaji reading of

Old Irish[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Suffix[edit]

-sa

  1. myself (emphatic)

Usage notes[edit]

Added to nouns to emphasize a first-person singular possessor, to verbs to emphasize a first-person singular subject, and to inflected prepositions to emphasize a first-person singular object:

  • Bíuu-sa oc irbáig dar far cenn-si fri Maccidóndu.
    "I (emph.) am boasting about you to the Macedonians."

The alternative form -se is used after slender consonants and front vowels.

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Quechua[edit]

Suffix[edit]

-sa

  1. Alternative spelling of -chka

Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • -se (slender form)

Suffix[edit]

-sa

  1. -self (emphatic)

Usage notes[edit]

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