Does being thankful take elative -sta case?

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cssc
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Does being thankful take elative -sta case?

Post by cssc » Mon Dec 12, 2016 5:25 am

That is, what one is thankful for?
I am thankful for my cat.
Olen kiitollinen minun kissasta....or not?
Thank you.



Does being thankful take elative -sta case?

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Jukka Aho
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Re: Does being thankful take elative -sta case?

Post by Jukka Aho » Thu Dec 15, 2016 11:08 pm

cssc wrote:That is, what one is thankful for?
I am thankful for my cat.
Olen kiitollinen minun kissasta....or not?
Thank you.
Yes, kiitollinen makes the referred word take the elative.

Unrelated to that, in formal prose, you would want to add the possessive suffix to kissa, regardless of whether or not you’re also using minun (which is optional.)

Olen kiitollinen kissastani.

In a casual conversation, however, people would usually say something like:

Oon kiitollinen mun kissasta.
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Re: Does being thankful take elative -sta case?

Post by cssc » Sat Dec 17, 2016 12:05 am

Kiitos!


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