-tte

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Finnish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Finnic *-kte, from *-k (marker for the present tense) + *-te (etymologically identical to te, the second-person plural personal pronoun). In the past tense, there was originally -i- in place of -k- (*-ite) but the present suffix has been generalized to all tenses and moods.

Suffix[edit]

-tte

  1. (personal) Forms the second-person plural of verbs.
    lukea -> luette you (plural, or polite singular or plural) read

Usage notes[edit]

  • Suffixed to the same stem that the first-person singular has, both in the present and the past tense, and in indicative, conditional and potential mood.

Anagrams[edit]


Hungarian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Suffix[edit]

-tte

  1. (past tense suffix) Used to form the third-person singular past tense of verbs (definite conjugations).
    sző (to weave)szőtte (he/she wove, he/she has/had woven)

Usage notes[edit]

  • (past-tense and verbal-participle suffix) Variants:
    -ta is added to most back-vowel verbs
    -te is added to most front-vowel verbs
    -tta is added to back-vowel verbs ending in a vowel (, , ó, , , szí)
    -tte is added to front-vowel verbs ending in a vowel (, nyű, sző)
    -otta is added to back-vowel verbs ending in two consonants or a long vowel + t, or to monosyllables ending in -t (fut, nyit, except lát)
    -ette is added to unrounded front-vowel verbs ending in two consonants or a long vowel + t, or to monosyllables ending in -t (vet)
    -ötte is added to rounded front-vowel verbs ending in two consonants or a long vowel + t, or to monosyllables ending in -t (köt, süt, üt)
  • (noun-forming suffix) Variants:
    -ta is added to most back-vowel verbs
    -te is added to most front-vowel verbs

See also[edit]