Noun: exclamation mark, exclamation point.
To remember huutomerkki in Finnish, I like to think of it as ”the shout mark” because it makes what comes before it sound like shouting.
Other compound words made with merkki related to punctuation:
- kysymysmerkki – question mark, both literally and figuratively. Just as in English, one can say, ”On iso kysymysmerkki…” or ”It’s a big question mark…”
- lainausmerkki – quotation mark (literally meaning ”lending” or ”borrowing mark” as well as ”quotation mark.”)
- välimerkki – a punctuation mark (general term)