Origin of Lappish
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The Russian Lapp indeed has few true and Lappish attributes.
Lappish words to make the dogs quicken their pace or to halt.Fridtjof Nansen
Jacob B. Bull
Lappish (or Lapponic) forms a link between them and Mordvinian.
But that they once had names of their own is shown by the genuine Lappish names for some of the larger islands.In Northern Mists (Volume 1 of 2)
I fancy we had, on the whole, a good educational effect upon our Lappish carriers.
- of or relating to the Lapps, a nomadic people living chiefly in N Scandinavia and the Kola Peninsula of Russia, or their language
- the language of this people, belonging to the Finno-Ugric family