There are several ways to form plural nouns in Finngreek, based on the final vowel of the singular word:

If a noun ends in -o, its plural form is -a
If a noun ends in -a, its plural form is -ata
If a noun ends in -e, its plural form is -es
If a noun ends in -i, its plural form can be -es
If a noun ends in -u, its plural form is -us

Phano (light) > Phana (lights)
Usma (mist/rain) > Usmata (mists/rains)
Phute (tree) > Phutes (trees)
Aksvi (plant) > Aksves (plants)
Loipu (end/remain) > Loipus (remains)

These are not the only ways which nouns can be made plural: Depending on the context (irregular words; creative writing), other options appear. However, one can be fluent in Finngreek with just the above suffixes.

A NOTE ON ADJECTIVES
In Finnish and Greek, adjectives are co-suffixed with the number and case of the nouns they describe, meaning that the endings of adjectives match or complement the endings of nouns. However, this isn’t necessary in Finngreek: Adjectives may stay the same. For example:

Amaraphano (Dim light) > Amaraphana (Dim lights)
Kaumausma (Hot mist) > Kaumausmata (Hot mists)
Mikkuuphute (Small tree) > Mikkuuphutes (Small trees)
Psiklaaksvi (Tall plant) > Psiklaaksves (Tall plants)
Pakussumpungu (Thick fog) > Pakussumpungus (Thick fogs)

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