ukrainisks

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Latvian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From ukrainis ‎(Ukrainian) +‎ -isks, or maybe from Ukraina ‎(Ukraine) +‎ -isks.

Pronunciation[edit]

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Adjective[edit]

ukrainisks (def. ukrainiskais, comp. ukrainiskāks, sup. visukrainiskākais; adv. ukrainiski)

  1. Ukrainian (relating to the Ukrainian language; relating to Ukrainians or to Ukraine)
    arī fonētika Timošenko nav ukrainiska — also Timoshenko's phonetics (i.e., pronunciation) is not Ukrainian
    ar šlepēm ir nevis krievisks, bet ukrainisks — with the skis (there) is nothing Russian, but Ukrainain (i.e., the skis are not Russian, but Ukrainian)

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Usage notes[edit]

English “Ukrainian” as an attributive adjective usually correponds in Latvian to ukraiņu, the genitive plural form of ukrainis. The adjective ukrainisks is commonly used as a predicate (“this is Ukrainian”), or in its adverbial form ukrainiski.

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