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The longesti word that is not a compound word

Posted by griffith on Thursday, July 02 2020 at 01:46:58AM
In reply to Zealand (the New one.) posted by Gimwinkle on Wednesday, July 01 2020 at 8:52:58PM


The word was created my prof Artturi Kannisto, a linguist, in 1941, if I remember correctly. It is not a compound word, but uses suffixes, which are very common in Finnish. All the imaginable (no, not all) are combined in that one word, and though it is grammatically correct, it is over-over-├╝ber-artificial and next to incomprehensible -- or completely incomprehensible, to be honest.

If it means something, the meaning is extremely convoluted.


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