-taa

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See also: taa, tâa, tåa, ta̰ã, ta'a, tää, and

Finnish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Finnic *-tadak, composed of the stem *-ta- + the regular infinitive ending *-dak. Ultimately from the Proto-Uralic verbalizer *-ta-.

Suffix[edit]

-taa (front vowel harmony variant -tää)

  1. Forms causative verbs.
    kadota (to disappear) + ‎-taa → ‎kadottaa (to lose)
    kuivata (to dry) + ‎-taa → ‎kuivattaa (to make dry)
    varista (to shed) + ‎-taa → ‎varistaa (to cause to shed)
  2. Forms verbs from nouns and adjectives.
    aineellinen (corporeal) + ‎-taa → ‎aineellistaa (materialize)
    askel (step) + ‎-taa → ‎askeltaa (to step, to tread)
    hidas (slow) + ‎-taa → ‎hidastaa (to slow)
    kaksinkertainen (double) + ‎-taa → ‎kaksinkertaistaa (to double)
    rakas (love) + ‎-taa → ‎rakastaa (to love)
    toinen (second) + ‎-taa → ‎toistaa (to repeat)
    valmis (prepared) + ‎-taa → ‎valmistaa (to prepare)
    veitsi (knife) + ‎-taa → ‎veistää (to whittle)
Usage notes[edit]

Used mainly on monosyllabic and consonant-stem roots. On bisyllabic vowel-stem roots, -ta is more common. Trisyllabic nominals ending in -la, -lä, -ra, -rä usually adopt a consonant stem (e.g. hämärä : hämärtää, kihara : kihartaa).

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