-ttain

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Finnish[edit]

Suffix[edit]

-ttain (front vowel harmony variant -ttäin)

  1. Forms distributive adverbs.
    aste (grade) → asteittain (gradually)
    puoli (half) → puolittain (half)
    tusina (dozen) → tusinoittain (dozens of)
  2. Forms adverbs expressing manner.
    kiinalainen (Chinese) → kiinalaisittain (in a Chinese way)
    tusina (dozen) → tusinoittain (by the dozen)
    sivu (page) → sivuttain (page by page)
  3. Forms adverbs that express position.
    pitkä (long) → pitkittäin (lengthwise)
    sivu (side) → sivuttain (sideways)

Usage notes[edit]

  • This suffix is usually appended to the weak plural stem; see examples above.

Derived terms[edit]