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Koponen, E., & Kuokkala, J. (2022). Kantasaamen sensiivisen *-kše̮-johtimen kehityksestä ja edustuksesta nykysaamessa. Nordlyd, 46(1), 141-158.

Kantasaamen sensiivisen *-kše̮-johtimen kehityksestä ja edustuksesta nykysaamessa

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Author: Koponen, Eino1; Kuokkala, Juha2
Organizations: 1Oulun yliopisto
2Helsingin yliopisto
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Language: Finnish
Published: University of Tromsø, 2022
Publish Date: 2023-09-28


The article discusses Saami censive verbs containing the suffixal element -š-, such as North Saami guhkášit ​‘consider (too) long’ (of guhkki ‘long’). The occurrence of individual derivatives and derivational subtypes across the Saami languages are studied on the basis of extensive dictionary data, and the outlines of the historical development of the derivational type are sketched. Considering the Inari Saami verbs of type viššâlšukšâđ ‘consider diligent’ and data from past centuries, it is argued that the derivational type goes back to Proto-Saami *-kše̮-, which, in turn, is a loan suffix from Finnic (cf. Finnish kummeksua ‘find something odd’ ← kumma ‘odd’, halveksia ‘despise’ ← halpa ‘cheap’).

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Series: Nordlyd
ISSN: 0332-7531
ISSN-E: 1503-8599
ISSN-L: 0332-7531
Volume: 46
Issue: 1
Pages: 141 - 158
DOI: 10.7557/12.6446
Type of Publication: A1 Journal article – refereed
Field of Science: 6121 Languages
Copyright information: © 2022 Eino Koponen, Juha Kuokkala. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.