Causal-final case

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The causal-final is a grammatical case in Hungarian (and Chuvash) expressing the meaning 'for the purpose of, for the reason that',[1] and denoting price asked of or paid for goods.[2] It is formed by adding the ending suffix -ért to the end of the noun, e.g. kenyér "bread" >kenyérért "for bread", e.g. elküldtem a boltba kenyérért "I sent him to the store for bread".[3] It is not affected by vowel harmony in Hungarian.[4]

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  1. ^ Rounds, p.93
  2. ^ Rounds, p.116
  3. ^ Rounds, p.115
  4. ^ Rounds, p.111

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