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moni, indefinite pronoun

Word analysis
monessa

monessa

moni

Indefinite pronoun, Singular Inessive

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(indefinite, without a noun, refers often to people) many people, many Fin:Moni voisi ajatella samoin.Eng:Many people could think the same. (in compounds) poly-, multi-, many- Fin:monityydyttymätönEng:polyunsaturatedFin:monikielinenEng:multilingualFin:monipuolinenEng:many-sided (aika ~ or melko ~) few, quite a few Fin:Melko moni tahtoo olutta.Eng:Quite a few people want beer. Show more arrow right (many): usea Show more arrow right When used as the grammatical subject in a sentence the use of moni differs according to the linguistic style. In formal Finnish, moni is the plural marker and the following noun (if any) and verb are in the singular. In informal Finnish the plural form "monet" is used and the modified noun and the following verb are plural. moni lapsi syö puuroa aamiaiseksi (formal language style)many children eat porridge for breakfast= many a child eats porridge for breakfast monet lapset syövät puuroa aamiaiseksi (informal language style)many children eat porridge for breakfast When used as the grammatical object in a sentence, both moni and the noun it qualifies follow the case dictated by the verb. pystyn vaikuttamaan moniin ihmisiin.. (illative case dictated by vaikuttaa)I'm able to influence many people..rakastan montaa ihmistä (partitive case dictated by rakastaa; double partitive (montaa) necessary as "monta" has been reanalyzed as nominative)I love many people Show more arrow right Pronouns mones Nouns monikko Verbs monistaa Show more arrow right From Proto-Finnic moni, from Proto-Finno-Permic mone, mune. Cognate to Estonian mõni (“some”), Ingrian moni (“many, some”), Ingrian monikas (“some one, few”), Karelian moni, Karelian monies (“few, some one”), Votic mõni, Votic mõnikaz (“few”), Estonian mõnd (“many”), Livonian muunda (“many”), Northern Sami moanak, Udmurt мында (mynda, “as much as”), Udmurt со мында (so mynda, “so much”). Possibly related to or borrowed from Proto-Indo-European monegʰ-, menegʰ-, monogʰos. Show more arrow right

Examples

Molemmat lapset ovat koulussa. Both children are at school. Annan tehtävän molemmille. I'll give an assignment to both. Moni yritys epäonnistuu. Many companies fail. Tuli monta vierasta. Many guests came. Olen ollut monissa maissa (~monessa maassa). I have been to (in) many countries. Monien mielestä tämä on huono ehdotus. In many people's opinion this is a bad proposal. Monella yrittäjällä on vaikeuksia. Many entrepreneurs have difficulties. Tunnen monia ihmisiä. I know many people. Show more arrow right
moni / many (a)
SingularPlural
Nom - moni monet
Par -ta monta monia
Gen -n monen monien
Ill mihin moneen moniin
Ine -ssa monessa monissa
Ela -sta monesta monista
All -lle monelle monille
Ade -lla monella monilla
Abl -lta monelta monilta
Tra -ksi moneksi moniksi
Ess -na monena monina
Abe -tta monetta monitta
Com -ne - -
Ins -in - monin
molempi / both
SingularPlural
Nom - molempi molemmat
Par -ta molempia molempia
Gen -n molemman molempien
Ill mihin molempiin molempiin
Ine -ssa molemmassa molemmissa
Ela -sta molemmasta molemmista
All -lle molemmalle molemmille
Ade -lla molemmalla molemmilla
Abl -lta molemmalta molemmilta
Tra -ksi molemmaksi molemmiksi
Ess -na molempana molempina
Abe -tta molemmatta molemmitta
Com -ne - -
Ins -in - molemmin

moni / many (a)

Singular

Plural

Nom

-

moni

monet

Par

-ta

monta

monia

Gen

-n

monen

monien

Ill

mihin

moneen

moniin

Ine

-ssa

monessa

monissa

Ela

-sta

monesta

monista

All

-lle

monelle

monille

Ade

-lla

monella

monilla

Abl

-lta

monelta

monilta

Tra

-ksi

moneksi

moniksi

Ess

-na

monena

monina

Abe

-tta

monetta

monitta

Com

-ne

-

-

Ins

-in

-

monin

molempi / both

Singular

Plural

Nom

-

molempi

molemmat

Par

-ta

molempia

molempia

Gen

-n

molemman

molempien

Ill

mihin

molempiin

molempiin

Ine

-ssa

molemmassa

molemmissa

Ela

-sta

molemmasta

molemmista

All

-lle

molemmalle

molemmille

Ade

-lla

molemmalla

molemmilla

Abl

-lta

molemmalta

molemmilta

Tra

-ksi

molemmaksi

molemmiksi

Ess

-na

molempana

molempina

Abe

-tta

molemmatta

molemmitta

Com

-ne

-

-

Ins

-in

-

molemmin

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