-ri

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Finnish[edit]

Suffix[edit]

-ri

  1. Used to create names of occupations from nouns or verbs.
    kartta(map)kartturi(navigator)
    vaate(garment)vaatturi(tailor)
    duunata(to work)duunari(worker)
    puutarha(garden)puutarhuri(gardener)
    urut(organ)urkuri(organist)
    saha(saw)sahuri(sawmill operator)
    rokki(rock music)rokkari(rocker)
  2. (slang) Used to create terms meaning "supporter of something"
    kommunisti(communist)kommari
    sosiaalidemokraatti(social democrat)demari

Declension[edit]

Inflection of -ri (Kotus type 6/paperi, no gradation)
nominative -ri -rit
genitive -rin -rien
-reiden
-reitten
partitive -ria -reita
-reja
illative -riin -reihin
singular plural
nominative -ri -rit
accusative nom. -ri -rit
gen. -rin
genitive -rin -rien
-reiden
-reitten
partitive -ria -reita
-reja
inessive -rissa -reissa
elative -rista -reista
illative -riin -reihin
adessive -rilla -reilla
ablative -rilta -reilta
allative -rille -reille
essive -rina -reina
translative -riksi -reiksi
instructive -rein
abessive -ritta -reitta
comitative -reineen

Jamamadí[edit]

Suffix[edit]

-ri m ‎(feminine -ro)

  1. (evidential) identifies an action as certain and having occurred in the near past

References[edit]

  • 2008 (originally 1976), Robert Campbell, Verification in Jamamadi Quotations, Associação Internacional de Linguística SIL - Brasil, page 4.

Purepecha[edit]

Suffix[edit]

-ri

  1. genitive suffix

References[edit]

  • Estudios de lengua y cultura amerindias II (1998), section on P'urhépecha

Quechua[edit]

Suffix[edit]

-ri

  1. Optionally used to mark the topic of a question. Gives a sense of courtesy.
    Karlusri maypim kachkan?
    And where is Carlos?
    Maypitaq tiyankiri?
    And where do you live?

Descendants[edit]

  • Spanish: -ri (Bolivia)

See also[edit]