Appendix:Finnish nominal inflection/sisin

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KOTUS type 36 (sisin) NSK type 59 (pahin)

Superlative adjectives ending with -in.

Inflection stem replaces -n with -mpa-/-mpä-, subject to mpmm consonant gradation. The -a-/-ä- is dropped before the plural marker -i-.

Partitive singular ending -ta/-tä, partitive plural ending -a/ and genitive plural endings -en/-ten.


back vowels
(contains a, o or u)
front vowels
(no a, o or u)

Consonant gradation detail[edit]


grade mp → mm
nominative pahin
genitive weak pahimman
partitive strong pahimpaa
elative weak pahimmasta
illative strong pahimpaan

Complete declension example highlighting consonant gradation (mp → mm)[edit]