Words Ending in a Consonant: Overview
In this overview, you can find all the articles Uusi kielemme has on words ending in a consonant. There are fairly many groups of words ending in a consonant, and their derivation as well as their inflection in the cases is very interesting. Learn more now!
This is our overview page of words ending in –is. This page also lists and explains the difference betwee -is-ikse- and –is-ii- nouns.
Overview: Words Ending in –is
There are many spoken language words that end in –is. Some very common examples are roskis, futis, pehmis and kokis.
Spoken Language Words: –is
This article focuses on those words ending in –Us that will get -Ukse- when you put them in the cases, such as keskus : keskuksessa and rakennus : rakennuksessa.
Words Ending in –Us-Ukse–
Words that end in –Us which will get -Ude- in their stem (e.g. rakkaus : rakkaudella). Sometimes you can also call them -UUs-UUde- words.
Words Ending in -Us-Ude-
Next, you can find a comparison of the two above groups: words ending in -Uk-Ukse- and -Us-Ude-.
–Us-Ude– vs -Us-Ukse- Comparison
Words like kerros, laitos, mainos and rikos are based on a verb and their stem undergoes the -Os-Okse- change.
Words Ending in -Os
Next, let’s look at words like asiakas, rakas and hammas! These words behave similarly to -is-ii- words.
Words Ending in –As
This is a fairly small group of words, including nouns lik kuningatar and ystävätär. Learn more about the suffix -tAr, which makes things female!
Words Ending in –tAr
Words ending in -tOn express a lack of something. This is the case, for example, for the words työtön, maidoton, mitätön and kärsimätön.
Words ending in -tOn
Words ending in -in usually refer to a tool or a maching. This is the case, for example, for the words puhelin, teroitin and kahvinkeitin.
Words ending in -in
Words ending in -l, -n and -r don’t fit nicely into one category. This article gives an overview of the different types, such as vasen, lämmin, manner and kyynel.
Words ending in -l, -n or -r
Adjectives ending in -nut/nyt are based on verbs. This is actually the active past participle form of the verb. This type includes common adjectives such as väsynyt and kiinnostunut.