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The -i- has labialized the preceding -a- (initially only for back vowels, but the suffix has been later generalized for front vowels as well).


-oi- (front vowel harmony variant -öi-, linguistic notation -Oi-)

  1. Alternative form of -i- (plural marker)
    kasassa - kasoissain the pile - in the piles

Usage notes[edit]

  • if the plural indicator is between two vowels it becomes -oj-
    kasan - kasojenof the pile - of the piles