-öt

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Hungarian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

-ö- +‎ -t ‎(accusative case ending)

Suffix[edit]

-öt

  1. (accusative suffix) Used to form the accusative case.
    öt ‎(five) → Hány könyvet vettél? - Ötöt. - How many books did you buy? - Five.

Usage notes[edit]

  • (accusative suffix): It can be added to nouns, adjectives, numerals and pronouns. Whether a suffix-initial vowel (linking vowel) will be used is hard to predict and thus needs to be learned with each word. A rule of thumb, however, is that older and shorter words tend to incorporate a vowel, rather than simply use -t. Variants:
    -t is added to words ending in a vowel. Final -a changes to -á-. Final -e changes to -é-. Final -o in foreign words changes to -ó-.
    -ot is added to some back vowel words ending in a consonant
    -at is added to some back vowel words ending in a consonant
    -et is added to unrounded front vowel words ending in a consonant
    -öt is added to rounded front vowel words ending in a consonant

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