Seto (South Estonian) uses <q> for final gemination.
Source? All I've ever heard is that it's used for /?/, which historically corresponds to
the Finnish gemination phenomenon.
Let's say it's the glottal stop then, but isn't the Finnish final gemination a glottal stop if we are forced to idenfy an underlying form.
Well. Actually, I personally would
prefer to analyze it as /?/, yes. However, I'm not sure if it's been "officially" analyzed that way anywhere. And even if we do follow that analysis, there's still the difference (again, AFAIK) that the Seto /?/ is actually realized
as [?], while in Finnish it's usually realized as gemination of the following consonant.
For example Campbells book of historical linguistics mentions that as an example of analogical levelling. Yet, Seto's own ortography never got super popular.
I'm not quite sure what you're getting at here. Could you elaborate?
I take Finnish verb and suppose they are Estonian too.
nukun - I sleep
Yes, well. The verb nukkuma
apparently does exist in Estonian, but it doesn't mean 'to sleep', but 'to cocoon'.
Really, there's no need to "suppose" anything these days; Google is always just a couple of clicks away.