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For Sumerian, the equative was formed by adding the suffix -gin7 to the end of a noun phrase:
- lugal, "king"; lugal-gin7, "kinglike", "like a king":
- nitah-kalaga; "mighty man"; nitah-kalaga-gin7, "like a mighty man"
For Ossetic it is formed by the ending -ау [aw]:
- фæт, "arrow"; фæтау, "arrowlike"
- Ницы фенæгау йæхи акодта, lit. "nothingseer-like himself made" ("[he or she] pretended to see nothing").
Welsh, though it has no equative case of nouns, has an equative degree of adjectives, shown normally by the suffix -ed: for example, "hyned" (â), meaning "as old" (as).
Sireniki Eskimo had an equative (or comparative) case for describing similarities between nouns.
Finnish has the derivational suffixes -mainen and -lainen that have the same meaning, but form new words rather than functioning as grammatical case suffixes. For example, kuningas ~ kuningasmainen "king ~ kinglike".