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-hko (front vowel harmony variant -hkö)

  1. an adjectival suffix used with adjectives with back vowel harmony (a, o or u) in order to give the original adjective the meaning "quite, relatively, somewhat"; -ish
    nuori -> nuorehko = young -> relatively young, youthful
    vanha -> vanhahko = old -> relatively old, elderly, oldish


Usage notes[edit]

  • The adjectives with this suffix have no comparative or superlative forms.