Appendix:Finnish nominal inflection/pieni
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|Kotus type 26 (pieni)||NSK types 38 (pieni) and 39 (nuori)|
Two-syllable nominals ending with ⟨-li⟩/⟨-ri⟩/⟨-ni⟩; no consonant gradation.
Inflectional stem replaces ⟨-i⟩ with ⟨-e-⟩. ⟨-e-⟩ of stem dropped before plural marker ⟨-i-⟩.
The Partitive singular ending ⟨-ta⟩/⟨-tä⟩ and genitive plural ⟨-ten⟩ are attached in place of the ⟨-i⟩ of the base form. Genitive plural ending ⟨-en⟩ also possible. Partitive plural ending ⟨-a⟩/⟨-ä⟩.