Swedish affixes in Finnish


Affix function number of borrowed affixes


Information and examples are from Mägiste (1968: 7).


1 nominalizer

‑ri ‘agent noun, occupation noun’, e.g. pellkuri ‘coward’, petturi ‘cheater’


2 feminine derivational affixes

‑inna ‘female person’, e.g. tohtorinna ‘female doctor’

‑ska ‘female person’, e.g. seppäskä ‘tailor’s wife’


Various other affixes from Swedish are used in the slang of Helsinki, but their use is not clear.