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joku

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Etymology

  • From the pronoun stems jo- and ku-.

Pronoun

joku

  1. (indefinite) someone, somebody:
  2. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) something:
    • joku muu = "something else" and "somebody else"
  3. (indefinite, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) one, a, any:
  4. ~ muu = other (not the one previously referred to).

Inflection

  • Case suffixes are regular. Both the parts get the case suffix. Some cases are practically never used (those forms are in brackets in the table). The lative and causative cases are used as adverbs with completely different meanings than "some" or "someone".

Usage notes

  • In principle joku refers to a person and jokin refers to things. Especially in speech, the two words keep getting confused in such a manner that in each case the shorter and simpler word replaces the more "difficult" word. For example joinakuina becomes joinakin, and jokin becomes joku.

Related terms

Pronouns with same stems:

See also

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