skanis

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Latvian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

A term coined in 1869 by K. Biezbārdis, from the stem of skanēt (to sound) (q.v.; see also skaņa (sound)), and later replaced by A. Kronvalds coinage patskanis.[1]

Noun[edit]

skanis f (4th declension)

  1. (obsolete term) vowel

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Karulis, Konstantīns (1992), “patskanis”, in Latviešu Etimoloģijas Vārdnīca (in Latvian), Rīga: AVOTS, ISBN 9984-700-12-7