Re: Finnish

From: Michael Everson (
Date: Thu Oct 16 1997 - 17:42:36 EDT

Ar 03:07 -0700 1997-10-16, scríobh KNAPPEN@MZDMZA.ZDV.UNI-MAINZ.DE:
>Alain La Bont\'e schrieb:
>> [...] 4 Latin-1-less missing Finnish characters are concerned [...]
>How do \v{s} and \v{z} come into finnish? My (not necessarily newest)
>sources don't show them and scanning through some printed text in finnish I
>wasn't able to locate any instance of them.

S^ekki 'cheque', Ts^ekki 'Czech', Tadz^ikistan 'Tajikistan'.

>I have heard they were added to estonian some time ago, but again a longer
>text (40 pages) I have checked in estonian deos not show a single instance
>of them.

They have always been part of Estonian orthography, they are not recent in
either Finnish or Estonian..

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