minä

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See also: mina and mīna

Finnish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Hyphenation: mi‧nä
  • IPA(key): [ˈminæ]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Finnic *minä. From the same base as the plural pronoun me, the possessive suffixes -ni and -mme and the first-person verb endings -n and -mme.

Pronoun[edit]

minä (stem minu-, colloquially mu-)

  1. (personal) I (1st person singular personal pronoun)
Inflection[edit]
  • Irregular. The comitative and instructive forms don't exist. Abessive is hardly ever used, use ilman minua and ilman meitä instead.
  • In addition to the standard set of cases, minä and the other personal pronouns have a specific accusative form, minut.
Usage notes[edit]
  • Although often omitted in written language (the verb shows both the person and the number), the pronoun is in spoken language practically always used. (cf. the usage of me, "we")
Synonyms[edit]

See also[edit]

Noun[edit]

minä

  1. (psychology, no plural forms) ego.
Synonyms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

minä

  1. (interrogative) Essive singular form of mikä.
  2. (interrogative) Essive plural form of mikä.
    • Minä päivinä sinä näit hänet?
      • On what days did you see her? (with essive used in expressions on Monday/Tuesday/etc., mikä is in the same case as päivä)
  3. (indefinite) Essive singular form of mikä.
  4. (indefinite) Essive plural form of mikä.

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Karelian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Finnic *minä.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Hyphenation: mi‧nä
  • IPA(key): [ˈminæ]

Pronoun[edit]

minä

  1. (personal) I.

Declension[edit]