-ri

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See also: ri, RI, R.I., ri-, , , and

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?

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