sulka

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Finnish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Finnic *sulka, likely from Proto-Uralic *tulka (see the Proto-Finnic entry for details). Cognates include Estonian sulg, Erzya толга (tolga) and Hungarian toll.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈsulkɑ/, [ˈs̠ulkɑ]
  • Rhymes: -ulkɑ
  • Syllabification(key): sul‧ka

Noun[edit]

sulka

  1. flight feather (stiff feather in a bird's wing or tail used in flying)
  2. windscreen wiper's rubber blade
  3. (colloquial) shuttle (short for the shuttlecock used in badminton)
    Synonym: sulkapallo

Usage notes[edit]

See the usage notes at höyhen.

Declension[edit]

Inflection of sulka (Kotus type 10*D/koira, k- gradation)
nominative sulka sulat
genitive sulan sulkien
partitive sulkaa sulkia
illative sulkaan sulkiin
singular plural
nominative sulka sulat
accusative nom. sulka sulat
gen. sulan
genitive sulan sulkien
sulkainrare
partitive sulkaa sulkia
inessive sulassa sulissa
elative sulasta sulista
illative sulkaan sulkiin
adessive sulalla sulilla
ablative sulalta sulilta
allative sulalle sulille
essive sulkana sulkina
translative sulaksi suliksi
instructive sulin
abessive sulatta sulitta
comitative sulkineen
Possessive forms of sulka (type koira)
possessor singular plural
1st person sulkani sulkamme
2nd person sulkasi sulkanne
3rd person sulkansa

See also[edit]

Anagrams[edit]


Ingrian[edit]

Sulka liival.

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Finnic *sulka. Cognates include Finnish sulka and Estonian sulg.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

sulka

  1. feather
    • 1936, D. I. Efimov, Lukukirja: Inkeroisia alkușkouluja vart (ensimäine osa), Leningrad: Riikin Ucebno-pedagogiceskoi Izdateljstva, page 10:
      Hänel ono jääneet vaa nahka sulkiinka ja luut.
      On him only skin, feathers and bones remain.

Declension[edit]

Declension of sulka (type 3/koira, k- gradation)
singular plural
nominative sulka sulat
genitive sulan sulkiin
partitive sulkaa sulkia
illative sulkaa sulkii
inessive sulas sulis
elative sulast sulist
allative sulalle sulille
adessive sulal sulil
ablative sulalt sulilt
translative sulaks suliks
essive sulkanna, sulkaan sulkinna, sulkiin
exessive1) sulkant sulkint
1) obsolete
*) the accusative corresponds with either the genitive (sg) or nominative (pl)
**) the comitative is formed by adding the suffix -ka? or -kä? to the genitive.

References[edit]

  • Ruben E. Nirvi (1971) Inkeroismurteiden Sanakirja, Helsinki: Suomalais-Ugrilainen Seura, page 549