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Estonian

Suffix

-na

  1. Forms the essive case.

Usage notes

  • The suffix is appended to the genitive stem or an appropriate plural stem.

Finnish

Etymology

From proto-Uralic locative case *-na

Suffix

-na (in words with back vowel harmony)

-nä (in words with front vowel harmony)

  1. Forms the essive case.
    • kaunis beautiful (word includes back vowel, a) -> + -na = kauniina as beautiful; while being beautiful etc.

Usage notes

  • The suffix is appended to the same stem as the illative suffixes, and also the partitive singular often uses the same stem.

Hungarian

Suffix

-na (in words with back vowel harmony)

-ne (in words with front vowel harmony)

  1. Forms the conditional of a verb
    tud know, tudna would know

Swedish

Suffix

-na

  1. Marker of definiteness on nouns in the plural (except for those of the fourth and fifth declensions).
  1. stolar (from stol (chair)); stolarna, chairs; the chairs
  1. Used with some adjectives to form incoative verbs. In this case -na may be analysed as two morphemes (-n (incoative verb stem) + -a (infinitive)). Traditionally the a's near the ends of the Swedish first declension verb forms have been regarded as part of the suffixes, but nowadays it is more common to see it described as part of the stems of these verbs, since all endings not beginning with an a are extinct or considered heavily archaic.
  1. trött; tröttna, tired; become tired.

Taos

Suffix

-na

  1. Singular number inflection. (See also: -ną, -nemą, -ne.)

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