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A Uralic language, national language of Finland, closely related to Estonian

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What is the etymology of Wanona (said to be the name of Kullervo's sister meaning "weeping")?

Tolkien coined the name Wanōna (also Welinōre, Wanōra, Oanōra) in his Story of Kullervo. It's totally possible they belong to Tolkien's constructed languages. But I think the etymology is still ...
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Abessive case in Finnish

Abessive case (-tta/ttä) in Finnish is used to mean "without"/"not doing". In Finnish if a statement is negative partitive case will be required. Examples: "Minulla ei ole ...
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Finnish data, Consonant Gradatition

I am working on the blow Finnish data. As far as I understand there are 3 alternatives: 1) K -> 0 ( in "fault" group) 2) kk-> k (in "firplace" and "dot" group) 3) k-> k ( in "sledgehammer") The ...