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Northern Sami[edit]


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  1. ball


Even a-stem, bb-pp gradation
Nominative spábba
Genitive spáppa
Singular Plural
Nominative spábba spáppat
Accusative spáppa spáppaid
Genitive spáppa spáppaid
Illative spábbii spáppaide
Locative spáppas spáppain
Comitative spáppain spáppaiguin
Essive spábban
Possessive forms
Singular Dual Plural
1st person spábban spábbame spábbamet
2nd person spábbat spábbade spábbadet
3rd person spábbas spábbaska spábbaset

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