Wiktionary talk:About Finnish

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What about diacritics? Mglovesfun (talk) 13:52, 30 March 2010 (UTC)

Hmm, it seems like letters with diacritics in Finnish should not be interchangeable with letters that do not have them, since Ä, Ö, and Å are unique letters. I have a prejudice against anagrams in Wiktionary entries though. They just bug me, I can't explain it. Maybe I need an option in special preferences to hide them. ~ heyzeuss 14:06, 30 March 2010 (UTC)
Heyzeuss is right. Letters with diacritics are not interchangeable with letters that don't have them. --Hekaheka 07:53, 22 December 2010 (UTC)

Inclusion of Forms[edit]

The issue of whether or not to include forms of Finnish words was raised on User talk: - -sche (discuss) 08:21, 26 October 2011 (UTC)

The subject was previously discussed in the Beer Parlour. - -sche (discuss) 08:32, 26 October 2011 (UTC)


I've opened a topic at Beer Parlour which may be of interest to people watching this page: Wiktionary:Beer parlour/2015/April#"Adverbial forms" and cases of adverbs in Finnish

--Tropylium (talk) 23:32, 21 April 2015 (UTC)

Stem forms in derivational etymologies[edit]

I am still cleaning these up little by little. Does anyone object to the following:?

  1. don't add superfluous hyphens: e.g. myrskytä can be given simply as myrsky + -tä, no need to amend this to myrsky- + -tä.
  2. don't shorten suffixes or base words when predictable vowel contraction occurs, e.g. haavita can be given as haavi + -ita, instead of shortening the first to haav- or (more importantly) the second to -ta.
  3. regular stem forms do not need to be given, e.g. pietä can be lso given as simply piki + -tä instead of being amended to pie- + -tä.

I imagine the first will be uncontroversial, the second probably mostly so, not sure about the third.

Also, if a stem form not identical to the lemma is given, I would recommend noting what the basic word actually is, instead of merely linking to it, so something like "from pie-, the weak grade stem of piki + -tä. (Of course, all of these examples should also use {{suffix}} in actual use.) --Tropylium (talk) 14:06, 13 April 2018 (UTC)