-jai

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Hungarian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

-ja (his, her, its; your (formal)) + -i (-s plural marker in possessive forms)

Pronunciation[edit]

Suffix[edit]

-jai

  1. his, her, its ... -s (third-person singular possessive suffix denoting plural possession)
    pad (bench) → a padjai (his/her/its benches)
  2. your ... -s (second-person singular and plural formal possessive suffix denoting plural possession)
    a maga padjai, az ön padjai - your (singular, formal) benches
    a maguk padjai, az önök padjai - your (plural, formal) benches

Usage notes[edit]

  • (possessive suffix): Member of the following suffix cluster.
    -i is added to words ending in a vowel except -i. Final -a changes to -á-. Final -e changes to -é-.
    -ai is added to some back vowel words ending in a consonant
    -ei is added to some front vowel words ending in a consonant
    -jai is added to some back vowel words ending in a consonant or the vowel -i.
    -jei is added to some front vowel words ending in a consonant or the vowel -i.

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