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Finnish[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • (in words with back vowel harmony) -a

Etymology 1[edit]

Front vowel harmony form of the partitive case suffix -a.

Suffix[edit]

(in words with front vowel harmony)

  1. (case suffix) Forms the partitive case of nouns, adjectives and pronouns.

Etymology 2[edit]

Front vowel harmony form of the verbal suffix -a.

Suffix[edit]

  1. (verbal suffix) Forms the short form of the first infinitive of verbs.

See also[edit]


Slovak[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *-ę.

Alternative forms[edit]

Suffix[edit]

 n

  1. Forms nouns for young animals and other diminutives.

Declension[edit]

Usage notes[edit]

  • This suffix is used only after labio-dental and bilabial consonants; in other cases -a is used instead.

Volapük[edit]

Suffix[edit]

  1. Used to form conjunctions from prepositions.