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Northern Sami[edit]


Ultimately from Latin nōminatīvus.

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  1. (grammar) nominative case


Even a-stem, iv-ivv gradation
Nominative nominatiiva
Genitive nominatiivva
Singular Plural
Nominative nominatiiva nominatiivvat
Accusative nominatiivva nominatiivvaid
Genitive nominatiivva nominatiivvaid
Illative nominatiivii nominatiivvaide
Locative nominatiivvas nominatiivvain
Comitative nominatiivvain nominatiivvaiguin
Essive nominatiivan
Possessive forms
Singular Dual Plural
1st person nominatiivan nominatiivame nominatiivamet
2nd person nominatiivat nominatiivade nominatiivadet
3rd person nominatiivas nominatiivaska nominatiivaset

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