somisks

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Latvian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From soms (Finn) +‎ -isks.

Adjective[edit]

somisks (definite somiskais, comparative somiskāks, superlative vissomiskākais, adverb somiski)

  1. Finnish (relating to the Finnish language; relating to Finns or to Finland)
    somisks ornamentsFinnish ornament
    kas te specifiski somisks? — what is here specifically Finnish?

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Usage notes[edit]

English “Finnish” as an attributive adjective usually correponds in Latvian to somu, the genitive plural form of soms. The adjective somisks is commonly used as a predicate (“this is Finnish”), or in its adverbial form somiski.

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