Definition of Lappish in English:

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Lappish

Pronunciation: /ˈlapɪʃ/

adjective

Relating to the Lapps (Sami) or their language.
Example sentences
  • I'm beginning to flag by now, but we still have our Lappish ceremony to go.
  • The client, the municipality of Karasjok, initially asked for a building in Lappish style when they commissioned Bjerk & Bjorge.
  • The first night's catch of perch, grayling and pike turn up as an aperitif, variously salted, cured and smoked, and served with endless glasses of ice-cold Lappish vodka.

noun

[mass noun]
The Lapp language.
Example sentences
  • Finnish and Lappish - the language of Finland's small Lapp minority - both are Finno-Ugric languages and are in the Uralic rather than the Indo-European family.
  • The fact that he's wrong (at least for classical Greek) shouldn't harm it - maybe he's right about forgiveness in Lappish or Tibetan or Pottawatomi.
  • The languages spoken in this area are the Germanic languages Norwegian, Danish, and Swedish and the Finno-Ugric languages Lappish and Finnish.

Words that rhyme with Lappish

snappish

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