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Northern Sami[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Samic *-ńčë.

Pronunciation[edit]

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Suffix[edit]

  1. Forms diminutive nouns.
    guolli (fish) + ‎ → ‎guoláš (small fish)

Usage notes[edit]

This suffix triggers the weak grade on a preceding stressed syllable.

Inflection[edit]

Odd, no gradation
Nominative
Genitive -ža
Singular Plural
Nominative -žat
Accusative -ža -žiid
Genitive -ža -žiid
Illative -žii -žiidda
Locative -žis -žiin
Comitative -žiin -žiiguin
Essive -žin
Possessive forms
Singular Dual Plural
1st person -žan -žeamẹ -žeamẹt
2nd person -žat -žeattẹ -žeattẹt
3rd person -žis -žeaskkạ -žeasẹt

Derived terms[edit]