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Northern Sami[edit]


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  1. petrol, gasoline


Even a-stem, idn-inn gradation
Nominative bensiidna
Genitive bensiinna
Singular Plural
Nominative bensiidna bensiinnat
Accusative bensiinna bensiinnaid
Genitive bensiinna bensiinnaid
Illative bensiidnii bensiinnaide
Locative bensiinnas bensiinnain
Comitative bensiinnain bensiinnaiguin
Essive bensiidnan
Possessive forms
Singular Dual Plural
1st person bensiidnan bensiidname bensiidnamet
2nd person bensiidnat bensiidnade bensiidnadet
3rd person bensiidnas bensiidnaska bensiidnaset

Further reading[edit]

  • Koponen, Eino; Ruppel, Klaas; Aapala, Kirsti, editors (2002-2008) Álgu database: Etymological database of the Saami languages[1], Helsinki: Research Institute for the Languages of Finland