-tte

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Finnish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Finnic *-kte, where the k is marker for the present tense. In the past tense, there was originally i instead of k (*-ite) but the present suffix has been generalized to all tenses and moods. The *-te part is probably identical to the first-person plural pronoun te and probably had a final consonant.

Suffix[edit]

-tte

  1. (personal) Forms the second-person plural of verbs.
    lukea -> luette you (plural, or polite singular or plural) read

Usage notes[edit]

  • Suffixed to the same stem that the first-person singular has, both in the present and the past tense, and in indicative, conditional and potential mood.