čielgi

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Northern Sami[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Samic *čielkē.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Kautokeino) IPA(key): /ˈt͡ʃie̯lːkiː/

Noun[edit]

čielgi

  1. spine, backbone

Inflection[edit]

Even i-stem, lg-lgg gradation
Nominative čielgi
Genitive čielggi
čielggẹ
Singular Plural
Nominative čielgi čielggit
Accusative čielggi čīlggiid
Genitive čielggi
čielggẹ
čīlggiid
Illative čielgái čīlggiide
Locative čielggis čīlggiin
Comitative čīlggiin čīlggiiguin
Essive čielgin
Possessive forms
Singular Dual Plural
1st person čielgán čielgáme čielgámet
2nd person čielgát čielgáde čielgádet
3rd person čielgis čielgiska čielgiset

Further reading[edit]

  • Koponen, Eino; Ruppel, Klaas; Aapala, Kirsti, editors (2002-2008) Álgu database: Etymological database of the Saami languages[1], Helsinki: Research Institute for the Languages of Finland