-ttain

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Finnish[edit]

Suffix[edit]

-ttain ‎(front vowel harmony variant -ttäin)

  1. Forms distributive adverbs.
    aste(grade)asteittain(gradually)
    puoli(half)puolittain(half)
    tusina(dozen)tusinoittain(dozens of)
  2. Forms adverbs expressing manner.
    kiinalainen(Chinese)kiinalaisittain(in a Chinese way)
    tusina(dozen)tusinoittain(by the dozen)
    sivu(page)sivuttain(page by page)
  3. Forms adverbs that express position.
    pitkä(long)pitkittäin(lengthwise)
    sivu(side)sivuttain(sideways)

Usage notes[edit]

  • This suffix is usually appended to the weak plural stem; see examples above.

Derived terms[edit]