Logic wrote:I only know about Ontario.
laciethier wrote:Although I have memorized some phrases, I feel I am still not getting it.
Cory wrote:Where do you live, btw? Yeah, I know you said Canada but you never now.. one of us Canadian's on this forum may know someone who knows someone near you who could partner up with you on skype or in person.
Lamauttaja wrote:Hi Laci, If you got something to ask, or speak Finnish a little bit, we can write each other it in this forum. How good do you actually speak it?
And yes, i need a little english practise too
CH wrote:laciethier wrote:Although I have memorized some phrases, I feel I am still not getting it.
Ahh... see... that is not the way to learn Finnish. It may work for other languages, learning from conversations and building up the vocabulary, but for Finnish you unfortunately have to start out pretty heavily with the grammar to make any sense of it all. Conversations, learning to listen, getting your "ear" tuned to Finnish is an importan part of it, yes, but you will get absolutely nowhere if you don't have at least the basic grammar. So, as Tuulen already said, pick up a grammar book and start going from there. Don't get too frustrated if it seems hard... it is hard.
When you have your grammar book, go back to the same conversations and phrases, and try to decipher what they actually are saying. Finnish words are like puzzles. You start out with the basic word, add a bit of this and a bit of that, and tadaa... you get the word you need for your sentence. Going the other way, having a word and trying to figure out what the basic word is and what endings have been added and why, can be very hard.
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