The comparative case (abbreviatedCOMP) is a grammatical case used in the Mari language to mark a likeness to something. It is marked with the suffix -ла ('-la') For example, if something were to taste like fish (кол - 'kol'), the form used would be колла - 'kolla').
It is also used in regard to languages, when denoting the language a person is speaking, writing, or hearing. In this case, however, the accentuation varies slightly from the standard case - usually, the suffix is not stressed. When used with languages, however, it is stressed.