Encyclopedia > Essive case

  Article Content

Essive case

The essive case carries the meaning of a temporary state of being, often equivalent to the English "as a ...".

In the Finnish language, this case is marked by adding "na" to the genitive stem of the noun, but with strong consonant gradation[?]. Example: "lapsi" -> "child", "lapsena" -> "as a child", "when (I) was a child".

In Finnish, it is also used for specifying days and dates when something happens. For example: "maanantaina" -> "on monday", "kuudentena joulukuuta" -> "on the 6th of December".



All Wikipedia text is available under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License

 
  Search Encyclopedia

Search over one million articles, find something about almost anything!
 
 
  
  Featured Article
Northwest Harbor, New York

... There are 3,008 housing units at an average density of 80.0/km² (207.1/mi²). The racial makeup of the town is 90.49% White, 3.63% African American, 0.16% ...

 
 
 
This page was created in 22.9 ms