Reconstruction:Proto-Finnic/soo

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This Proto-Finnic entry contains reconstructed words and roots. As such, the term(s) in this entry are not directly attested, but are hypothesized to have existed based on comparative evidence.

Proto-Finnic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Unknown. Possibly an irregular reflex of Proto-Uralic *towe (lake), from which the shape **too would be predicted. The development *t > *s could have been motivated by avoidance of homonymy with the pronoun *too; but compare also *sulka (feather) < Proto-Uralic *tulka. Alternately, the word could be in some relationship to Proto-Samic *suońō (swamp), yet here the contraction to a monosyllable would be irregular.

Noun[edit]

*soo

  1. swamp, marsh, bog

Inflection[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Estonian: soo
  • Finnish: suo
  • Ingrian: soo
  • Karelian: suo
  • Livonian: sūo
  • Livvi: suo
  • Ludian: suo
  • Veps: so
  • Võro: suu
  • Votic: soo

References[edit]

Itkonen, Erkki; Kulonen, Ulla-Maija, editors (1992–2000) Suomen sanojen alkuperä [The origin of Finnish words] (in Finnish), Helsinki: Institute for the Languages of Finland/Finnish Literature Society, →ISBN