[Ads-l] Does anyone out there know Finnish?

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Thu Nov 23 22:50:04 EST 2017

If the multiple reports available on the web are accurate (modulo the evanescent umlaut), _kalsarikännit_ (or perhaps _kalsarikannit_) is the Finnish word for getting drunk alone in one’s underwear:


Can anyone provide a morph-by-morph gloss of this lexical item, and confirm that the above translation is indeed accurate?  This is such a important concept that I think it’s important to know whether we finally have a univerbation for expressing it.  

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