Fennicism

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Fennicism (uncountable)

  1. A word, phrase or grammatical phenomenon typical of the Finnish language, when used in another language.
    • 1947. Tompuri, Elli. Voices from Finland: An Anthology of Finland's Verse and Prose in English... Sanoma: 1947, p. 7:
      The cult of Fennicism spread rapidly among the Finnish...
    • 1990. Yrjö Varpio. The History of Finnish Literary Criticism. Societas Scientiarum Fennica: 1990, p. 116:
      Snellman: "the history of Finnish literature is the history of Fennicism...

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