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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