joku

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Borôro[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈdʒoo̥kʷuu̥/

Noun[edit]

joku

  1. eye

Finnish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

  • From the pronoun stems jo- and ku-.

Pronoun[edit]

joku

  1. (indefinite) someone, somebody:
  2. (indefinite, colloquial) something:
    • joku muu = "something else" and "somebody else"
  3. (indefinite, colloquial, adjectival) one, a, any:
  4. ~ muu = other (not the one previously referred to).

Inflection[edit]

  • 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".

Usage notes[edit]

  • 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.

Related terms[edit]

Pronouns with same stems:

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Anagrams[edit]


Japanese[edit]

Romanization[edit]

joku

  1. rōmaji reading of じょく

Latvian[edit]

Noun[edit]

joku m

  1. accusative singular form of joks
  2. instrumental singular form of joks
  3. genitive plural form of joks