Would you please be so kind as to let me know what the official abbreviations are for Finnish months? For example is the letter k required and then a period,…

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13.2.2008

Would you please be so kind as to let me know what the official abbreviations are for Finnish months? For example is the letter k required and then a period, or are the following acceptable?
Thank you very much for your assistance.

tammi - tammikuu
helmi - helmikuu
maalis - maaliskuu
huhti - huhtikuu
touko - toukokuu
kesä - kesäkuu
heinä - heinäkuu
elo - elokuu
syys - syyskuu
loka - lokakuu
marras - marraskuu
joulu - joulukuu

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14.2.2008
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14.2.2008

Abreviations for months in Finnish are tammik., helmik., maalisk. and so on with k and dot.

K is the first consonant of the second part of a compound and dot is for the omitted part of a compound.

Source: Nykysuomen sanakirja, osa 5, Lyhenteet, Suomalaisen Kirjallisuuden Seura, Porvoo, 1989, p. 299.

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