-tta

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Finnish[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

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Suffix[edit]

-tta (in words with back vowel harmony)
-ttä (in words with front vowel harmony)

  1. Suffix for the abessive case, without.
Synonyms[edit]

Usage notes[edit]

  • Suffixed to the genitive stem in the singular, to the same stem as the inessive in the plural.
  • Not very commonly used, especially the singular forms.

Etymology 2[edit]

Derived from the assimilated final consonant of the stem, *k or *h, plus the partitive suffix -ta.

Suffix[edit]

-tta (in words with back vowel harmony)
-ttä (in words with front vowel harmony)

  1. A suffix for the partitive singular.

Usage notes[edit]

  • Used only for words whose nominative singular ends in -e and which lengthen that final -e in other singular cases, as well as for ordinal numerals starting from kolmas. Traditionally also for ori.