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The article discussed the principiles of forming compunds in Livonian, in comparison with the principles in Latvian and Estonian. An important group of Livonian compound nouns, created on the Latvian model, has declinable active present participles as modifiers. The Livonian system of compounds, just like Livonian itself, generally follows traditional Finnic compound word formation principles, but also has characteristics of compound formation typical of Latvian.

ESUKA/JEFUL. Special issue “Studies on Livonian III”. 2018.

Full article: Valts Ernštreits, Compound formation principles in Livonian [ESUKA – JEFUL 2018, 9–2]