Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
- From the pronoun stems jo- and ku-.
- (indefinite) someone, somebody:
- (indefinite, colloquial) something:
- joku muu = "something else" and "somebody else"
- (indefinite, colloquial, adjectival) one, a, any:
- ~ muu = other (not the one previously referred to).
- Case suffixes are regular. Both the parts get the case suffix. Some cases are practically never used (those forms are in brackets in the table). The lative and causative cases are used as adverbs with completely different meanings than "some" or "someone".
Declension of joku
- In principle joku refers to a person and jokin refers to things. Especially in speech, the two words keep getting confused in such a manner that in each case the shorter and simpler word replaces the more "difficult" word. For example joinakuina becomes joinakin, and jokin becomes joku.
Pronouns with same stems: