Ablative

The Ablative (ablatiivi) case is part of the internal locative cases. It typically corresponds to the from preposition in English, and usually refers to a change or observation of something going from somewhere externally closeby to outside. This is not always exact and depends on the context. In Finnish it is indicated by the -lta/-ltä suffix.

Concept

Including, but not limited to:

  • When something is going away from a place it is near or around.
  • When phrasing or expressing time.
  • When using certain (and often perceptional) verbs.

Usage

More examples of the Ablative usage when expressing time can be found from the Telling the time page.

Formation