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olettaa

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Finnish

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Etymology

  • Originally a causative verb, derived from the verb olla — therefore, literally "to cause to exist".

Pronunciation

  • Hyphenation: o·let·taa
  • IPA: /'oletːɑː(ʔ)/

Verb

olettaa (stem olet-*)

  1. (transitive) To assume, suppose.
  2. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To premise, postulate.
  3. (transitive) To hypothesize (in empiric research).

Usage notes

  • (olettaa vs. otaksua and assume/suppose/presume) Olettaa has a slight sense of believing something with thoughts that it could not even be untrue. Otaksua has, on the other hand, a slight sense that the speaker believes something, but still leaves some room for other possibilities about the state of affairs. Otaksua also has a more formal nuance than olettaa and thus it is often translated into English as presume.

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