Language-wise: thinks or shocks?

Monika Undo. Photo: Arvo Tarmula
Monika Undo. Photo: Arvo Tarmula

In 1975, Johannes Türn proposed in Sirbis and Vasara shock reversible fixed – okkama.

Linguist Henno Meriste has written that “we can still draw infinitely more from the proud source of our mother tongue”. That’s how it is – okkama is apt and offers a colorful alternative to the word shock.

But how okkama adopted at that time? It was found that okkama is a bit funny, but you can get used to it, “besides, it resembles a thorn (thorn) and it gives the word an interesting connotation”.

Little use okkama In the 1970s, for example, it was written in Sirbis and Vasara that “our verbal-ugly ulceration is flickering and throbbing.” Okkama is in any case rolling (velmama is to revive, it is an artificial strain created in the 1950s, which was based on Erzya velmems – to wake up) worthy.


Source: Lääne Elu by online.le.ee.

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