ˣ - Translingual
ˣ - Finnish
- jäännöslopuke; represents the tendency for a morpheme to cause gemination (rajakahdennus) after it. Always appears at the end of a morpheme.
This symbol is used in linguistic descriptions of Finnish, including of Finnish dialects, not in general Finnish writing. It is, for example, seen on the English Wiktionary in phonemic transcriptions of Finnish words. The gemination (which in almost all cases has developed from a lost final *-k or *-h) and its effects, or whether it is present at all, depends on the dialect and sometimes even the speaker, and not all speakers exhibit gemination in all contexts.