čoavji

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Northern Sami[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Samic *čoavjē.

Pronunciation[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

čoavji

  1. stomach

Inflection[edit]

Even i-stem, vj-vjj gradation
Nominative čoavji
Genitive čoavjji
čoavjjẹ
Singular Plural
Nominative čoavji čoavjjit
Accusative čoavjji čōvjjiid
Genitive čoavjji
čoavjjẹ
čōvjjiid
Illative čoavjái čōvjjiide
Locative čoavjjis čōvjjiin
Comitative čōvjjiin čōvjjiiguin
Essive čoavjin
Possessive forms
Singular Dual Plural
1st person čoavján čoavjáme čoavjámet
2nd person čoavját čoavjáde čoavjádet
3rd person čoavjis čoavjiska čoavjiset

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