Sri Lanka

EnglishEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Sinhalese ශ්‍රී ලංකාව (śrī laṁkāva), from Sanskrit श्री लङ्का (śrī laṅkā, literally holy island).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /sɹiˈlɑːŋkə/, /sɹiˈlæŋkə/, /ʃɹiˈlɑːŋkə/[1][2]
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The initial consonant cluster /sɹ/ is often pronounced as /ʃɹ/ because there are native English words that begin with /ʃɹ/, but none that begin with /sɹ/. It should also be noted that, despite the fact that /s/ is the only sibilant native to Sinhalese, the Sanskrit honorific that the "Sri" comes from (श्री, ISO: Śrī) is pronounced [ɕriː], and the English phoneme that best fits [ɕ] is /ʃ/.

Proper nounEdit

Sri Lanka

  1. Country in South Asia. Official name: Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka.
  2. The island comprising most of this country.

Usage notesEdit

 
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“Sri Lanka” has been the official name since 1972; prior to that it was Ceylon.

Place names are a source of controversy in Sri Lankan politics, in connection with the Sri Lankan Civil War, and some find “Sri Lanka” to be too Sinhalese. A Tamil name is Eelam, and some Tamil political parties retain “Ceylon” in their name, such as the All Ceylon Tamil Congress and the Ceylon Workers' Congress.

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AsturianEdit

 
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Proper nounEdit

Sri Lanka f

  1. Sri Lanka (a country in South Asia)

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Sri Lanka n

  1. Sri Lanka (an island and a country)

FaroeseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Sinhalese ශ්‍රී ලංකාව (śrī laṁkāva), from Sanskrit श्री (śrī, holy) and लंका (laṃkā, island).

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Sri Lanka n

  1. Sri Lanka

FinnishEdit

 
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Sri Lanka

  1. Sri Lanka
    Sri Lankan demokraattinen sosialistinen tasavalta
    Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka

DeclensionEdit

Inflection of Sri Lanka (Kotus type 9/kala, no gradation)
nominative Sri Lanka
genitive Sri Lankan
partitive Sri Lankaa
illative Sri Lankaan
singular plural
nominative Sri Lanka
accusative nom. Sri Lanka
gen. Sri Lankan
genitive Sri Lankan
partitive Sri Lankaa
inessive Sri Lankassa
elative Sri Lankasta
illative Sri Lankaan
adessive Sri Lankalla
ablative Sri Lankalta
allative Sri Lankalle
essive Sri Lankana
translative Sri Lankaksi
instructive
abessive Sri Lankatta
comitative
Possessive forms of Sri Lanka (type kala)
possessor singular plural
1st person Sri Lankani Sri Lankamme
2nd person Sri Lankasi Sri Lankanne
3rd person Sri Lankansa

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Sri Lanka m

  1. Sri Lanka (a country in Asia)

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GermanEdit

 
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Sri Lanka n (genitive Sri Lankas)

  1. Sri Lanka

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ItalianEdit

 
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Sri Lanka m

  1. Sri Lanka

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Norwegian BokmålEdit

 
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Sri Lanka

  1. Sri Lanka

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Norwegian NynorskEdit

 
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Sri Lanka

  1. Sri Lanka

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PolishEdit

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Sri Lanka f

  1. Sri Lanka

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Sri Lanka m

  1. Sri Lanka (a country and island in South Asia)

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SpanishEdit

 
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PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /esɾiˈlanka/, [ezɾiˈlãŋka]

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Sri Lanka ?

  1. Sri Lanka

SwedishEdit

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Sri Lanka n (genitive Sri Lankas)

  1. Sri Lanka