kirje

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Finnish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Derived from kirja, which originally meant “drawn decorative pattern”, with the suffix -e.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈkirje̞ˣ]
  • Hyphenation: kir‧je

Noun[edit]

kirje

  1. letter (a written message).
    • In addition to the standard set of cases, kirje can often be seen in an extremely infrequent case, prolative (-tse):
    Vanhempia tiedotettiin siitä kirjeitse (pl. prolative). = The parents were informed about it via letter. (see also: meritse, teitse)

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References[edit]

  • Hakulinen, Lauri, Kaksi käännöslainaa (Two loan translations) in Nykysuomen rakenne ja kehitys 2 (Structure and development of modern Finnish 2), 287—295, Pieksämäki 1984.

Inari Sami[edit]

Noun[edit]

kirje

  1. book