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-tta

-tta

See also: -ttä

Finnish

Suffix

-tta (in words with back vowel harmony)
-ttä (in words with front vowel harmony)

  1. Suffix for the abessive case, without.
Synonyms

Usage notes

  • Suffixed to the genitive stem in the singular, to the same stem as the inessive in the plural.
  • Not very commonly used, especially the singular forms.

Etymology 2

Derived from the assimilated final consonant of the stem, *k or *h, plus the partitive suffix -ta.

Suffix

-tta (in words with back vowel harmony)
-ttä (in words with front vowel harmony)

  1. A suffix for the partitive singular.

Usage notes

  • Used predominantly for words whose nominative singular ends in -e and which lengthen that final -e in other singular cases, as well as for ordinal numerals starting from kolmas. Traditionally also for ori.