hän

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Finnish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Finnic *hän, from Proto-Finno-Ugric *se. Cognate to Hungarian ő.

Pronunciation[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

hän

  1. (personal) he, she or singular they (only of a human being; the pronoun doesn't determine the sex of the person).

Usage notes[edit]

  • In standard Finnish, hän is practically never omitted, despite the verb showing both the person and the number. (compare the usage of he, "they")

Inflection[edit]

  • Irregular. The comitative and instructive forms don't exist; the abessive is hardly used. (To be more precise: the singular stem is declined like type 32 (sisar) in the singular cases, except of the accusative singular form hänet (see following note).
  • In addition to the standard set of cases, hän and the other personal pronouns have a specific accusative form, in this case hänet. This form would have been the nominative plural form of the first stem, if the word wasn't a personal pronoun.

See also[edit]


Kven[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Finnic *hän, from Proto-Finno-Ugric *se.

Pronoun[edit]

hän

  1. (personal) he, she

Synonyms[edit]


Swedish[edit]

Adverb[edit]

hän

  1. away, hence (from here, towards another place, towards someone else)

Synonyms[edit]

Related terms[edit]


Veps[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Finnic *hän.

Pronoun[edit]

hän (genitive hänen, partitive händast)

  1. he, she

Inflection[edit]

This pronoun needs an inflection-table template.

References[edit]

  • "он" in Uz' venä-vepsläine vajehnik/Новый русско-вепсский словарь (Novyj russko-vepsskij slovarʹ), Nina G. Zaiceva, Maria I. Mullonen, 2007.