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-sa

-sa

See also: Appendix:Variations of "sa"

Irish

Alternative forms

  • -se (used after palatalized consonants and front vowels)

Suffix

-sa

  1. emphatic suffix of the first-person singular; used after velarized consonants and back vowels
  2. emphatic suffix of the second-person singular; used after velarized consonants and back vowels
  3. emphatic suffix of the third-person singular feminine; used after velarized consonants and back vowels
  4. emphatic suffix of the second-person plural; used after velarized consonants and back vowels

Usage notes

Spelled with a hyphen after -s, otherwise without a hyphen.

  • Added to nouns (or adjectives modifying a noun) in the presence of the possessive adjective to emphasize the possessor rather than the thing possessed:
    mo chos-samy foot
    do charr deargsayour sg red car
  • Added to pronouns (both simple and prepositional) to add emphasis (not to create a reflexive pronoun):
    aistise ― out of her
    sibhseyou pl
  • Added to synthetic verb forms to add emphasis to the subject:
    cloisimseI hear
    chloisteásayou sg used to hear
    chualabhairseyou pl heard

Derived terms

<a class='CategoryTreeLabel CategoryTreeLabelNs14 CategoryTreeLabelCategory' href='/wiki/Category:Irish_words_suffixed_with_-sa'>Irish words suffixed with -sa</a>

Related terms


Japanese

Romanization

-sa

  1. rōmaji reading of

Latin

Suffix

-sa

  1. nominative feminine singular of -sus
  2. nominative neuter plural of -sus
  3. accusative neuter plural of -sus
  4. vocative feminine singular of -sus
  5. vocative neuter plural of -sus
  1. ablative feminine singular of -sus

Old Irish

Alternative forms

Suffix

-sa

  1. myself (emphatic)

Usage notes

Added to nouns to emphasize a first-person singular possessor, to verbs to emphasize a first-person singular subject, and to inflected prepositions to emphasize a first-person singular object:

  • Bíuu-sa oc irbáig dar far cenn-si fri Maccidóndu.
    "I (emph.) am boasting about you to the Macedonians."

The alternative form -se is used after slender consonants and front vowels.

Related terms


Quechua

Suffix

-sa

  1. Alternative spelling of -chka

Scottish Gaelic

Alternative forms

  • -se (slender form)

Suffix

-sa

  1. -self (emphatic)

Usage notes

Derived terms

<a class='CategoryTreeLabel CategoryTreeLabelNs14 CategoryTreeLabelCategory' href='/wiki/Category:Scottish_Gaelic_words_suffixed_with_-sa'>Scottish Gaelic words suffixed with -sa</a>

See also


Somali

Suffix

-sa

  1. Usually placed at the end of verbs containing questions
    maxa samay-sa? - what do you do?