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Re: Origin of the word 'kivismi'

From:Frank George Valoczy <valoczy@...>
Date:Monday, April 30, 2001, 21:46
> It's funny that Uusisuom employs that concept above, > ie. sticking to male form if the gender of the person > being talked about is unknown. In the Finnish > language, there is not too much distinction between > the genders as far as I know. For example, both "he" > and "she" are expressed by the word "ha:n" and to > indicate the "or" or "er" (eg, taxi-driver), you use > "-aja" which shows no distinction (hence, Finnish > "taksi-ajaja"). Vya:a:h makes no distinction either. > > Matt >
Actually, there is the suffix "-tar", as in "ajaja"="driver", "ajajatar"="female driver" -------ferko Ferenc Gy. Valoczy Suurt chugunikka peene ahjo suhe et toukka. Virtual Votia - Vaddjamaa Internetaza: railways page: 25kV 50Hz: