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There is a law that man should love his neighbor as himself. In a few hundred years it should be as natural to mankind as breathing or the upright gait; but if he does not learn it he must perish.Alfred Adler
See also Appendix:Variations of "ko"
-kö (in words that include back vowels ä, ö, y or the vowels i or e alone)
- (enclitic) Turns any word into an interrogative. When appended to a verb, it corresponds clauses formed with e.g. do, does, don't and doesn't in English or the inversion with auxiliaries. When appended to another word, it is expressed in English by intonation.
- (enclitic) In indirect questions, -kö appended to the verb corresponds the conjunctions if and whether in English.
- (enclitic) With the negation verb (en, et, ei, emme, ette, eivät) and the particle -hän (hän required by the vowel harmony), expresses "I suppose".
- (enclitic) With the particle -hän (hän required by the vowel harmony), expresses "I wonder if".
- (interrogative particle) The particle -kö is used when there is no other interrogative word, in both direct and indirect questions. The answer is expected to be simply affirmative or negative.
- (I wonder if) Note that, unlike in English, the sentence meaning "I wonder if" is an interrogative sentence in Finnish, so it ends with a question mark.
- -kaan / -kään
- -han / -hän
- -ko (the same particle in words with back vowel harmony)
- -pa / -pä
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