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Finnish

Pronunciation

  • IPA: [-stiˣ]

Suffix

-sti (not comparable and comparable; comparative -mmin, superlative -eimmin)

  1. (multiplicative) Corresponds number + times structure in English.
  2. (adverbial suffix, comparable) Forms adverbs from adjectives; corresponds to the English suffix -ly.
  3. (intensifier) Forms an intensifier adverbs from certain nouns.

Usage notes

  • (multiplicative) Used only with small numbers, and with some pronouns; note that yksi (one)yhdesti (once) is not standard Finnish (cf. kerran).
  • (adverbial suffix) The suffix is appended to the weak stem, i.e. one takes the n off the genitive singular form and adds this suffix to it. The resulting adverb is comparable, if the base word is comparable: for example kauniisti, kauniimmin (more beautifully), kauneimmin (most beautifully). It can be appended to all adjectives, but also to selected nouns and numerals.
  • (intensifier) The suffix is often applied to a vulgar term.

Synonyms

expression of how many times sthg happens

Derived terms

adverbial suffix

See also

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