FinnishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Finnic *sulka, likely from Proto-Uralic *tulka. Cognates include Estonian sulg and Hungarian toll.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈsulkɑ/, [ˈs̠ulkɑ]
  • Rhymes: -ulkɑ
  • Syllabification: sul‧ka

NounEdit

sulka

  1. feather (stiff feather in a bird's wing or tail that helps to produce the lift)
  2. windscreen wiper rubber blade

Usage notesEdit

The word "feather" has two translations into Finnish: sulka which is defined above and höyhen which refers to the shorter and softer feathers that cover the bird's body. Closest to the skin is the fine untuva (down) which helps to maintain body heat on cold weather.

DeclensionEdit

Inflection of sulka (Kotus type 10/koira, k- gradation)
nominative sulka sulat
genitive sulan sulkien
partitive sulkaa sulkia
illative sulkaan sulkiin
singular plural
nominative sulka sulat
accusative nom. sulka sulat
gen. sulan
genitive sulan sulkien
sulkainrare
partitive sulkaa sulkia
inessive sulassa sulissa
elative sulasta sulista
illative sulkaan sulkiin
adessive sulalla sulilla
ablative sulalta sulilta
allative sulalle sulille
essive sulkana sulkina
translative sulaksi suliksi
instructive sulin
abessive sulatta sulitta
comitative sulkineen
Possessive forms of sulka (type koira)
possessor singular plural
1st person sulkani sulkamme
2nd person sulkasi sulkanne
3rd person sulkansa

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EtymologyEdit

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NounEdit

sulka (genitive sulgaa, partitive [please provide])

  1. feather
  2. pen

InflectionEdit

This noun needs an inflection-table template.

ReferencesEdit

  • "sulka" in Vadja keele sõnaraamat