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-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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