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See also sina
- Hyphenation: si‧nä
- IPA: ['sinæ]
- From ancient *tinä which has produced the verb person suffix -t.
sinä (stem sinu-)
- Irregular. The comitative and instructive forms don't exist; the abessive is hardly used.
- In addition to the standard set of cases, sinä and the other personal pronouns have a specific accusative form, sinut.
Declension of sinä
- Depending on the context, the pronoun can sometimes be omitted in written language if the text remains fluent – the pronoun is in spoken language practically always used, though in different (abovementioned) dialectic variants. (cf. the usage of te, "you" (pl.))
- As in many other European languages, the second person plural te is used in formal contexts or when addressing an unfamiliar elderly person (see teititellä). However, this custom is not anymore as usual as elsewhere in Europe in everyday life – there is from time to time discussion whether this custom is inconvenient in modern society. However, a safe way to start conversation with an unfamiliar person, especially with an elderly person, is saying "te".
- verbs: sinutella
- Inflected form of se.
- (demonstrative) Essive singular form of se.
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