-uu

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See also: uu, UU, .u'u, .uu, ûu, ũu, and üü

Finnish[edit]

Suffix[edit]

-uu ‎(front vowel harmony variant -yy)

  1. Forms nouns from verbs.
    evätä(to deny)epuu(refusal)
    hakata(to beat, chop, cut)hakkuu(chopping, logging)
    kerätä(to collect)keruu(collecting)

Usage notes[edit]

This suffix is used for some verbs whose citation form ends in -ata or -ätä. The back vowel harmony form -uu is used even when the stem has e or i. The verbal stem is in the strong grade if applicable.

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