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des·i·nence

 (dĕs′ə-nəns)
n.
A grammatical ending; an inflection.

[French désinence, from Medieval Latin dēsinentia, from Latin dēsinēns, dēsinent-, present participle of dēsinere, to come to an end : dē-, off; see de- + sinere, to leave.]

des′i·nen′tial (-nĕn′shəl) adj.

desinence

(ˈdɛsɪnəns)
n
(Grammar) grammar an ending or termination, esp an inflectional ending of a word
[C16: from French désinence, from Latin dēsinēns ending, from dēsinere to leave off, from de- + sinere to leave, permit]
ˈdesinent, desinential adj
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En finnois, le verbenegatif porte la desinence personnelle de 1re personne du singulier (en tieda '{je} ne sais pas') ; en estonien, il s'agit d'une forme qui ne specifie pas la personne sujet (ei tea).
One example to represent the whole which she quotes is the 2nd person plural of the present and future indicative which, apart from a few cases, all present the koine desinence in -i, e.
Unlike in the Belfast examples, here the lack of subject-verb agreement manifests itself in the absence of the third-person singular desinence -s.