hwizz_kid (hwizz_kid) wrote in linguaphiles,
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Finnish etymology

I'm interested in Finnish words ending in -ikka. So far, I've noticed that names of berries often have this ending, including mustikka and mansikka. So, is this recognised as a suffix with a certain meaning? Does it occur in words whose meaning has nothing to do with berries? Is it present in all, or many, or few berry names?

Also, if someone here knows other Finno-Ugric languages (Estonian, Karelian etc.), is there a parallel to that you know of?

Thanks in advance!
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  • Interpretation of the Legend

    (inscriptions on the Kushan Kingdom coins / надписи на монетах Кушанского царства)

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    I would be most grateful if anyone could help me out with a Spanish idiom, an expression appearing in a discussion of torture from the late 18th…

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