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Post by kalmisto » Sat Jul 31, 2004 1:56 pm

>> I am trying to learn Finnish as we are moving there in November. <<

You might find this article interesting :

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/2557589.stm



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Post by kalmisto » Sat Jul 31, 2004 3:35 pm

Many foreigners find Finnish harsh sounding and monotonous. They think that we speak like robots. Sandra Gallina ( an interpteter by profession ) has a different opinion :

http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/peopl ... 44d5.shtml


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Post by kalmisto » Sat Jul 31, 2004 3:48 pm

Crap

Here is the home page of Professor Kazuto Matsumura ( a Japanese linguist ) :

http://www.tooyoo.l.u-tokyo.ac.jp/~kmatsum/

His specialties are Finnish and Estonian.


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Post by Hank W. » Wed Aug 04, 2004 2:32 pm

Now we must not forget the versatility of Finnish verbs.

For example "käydä"

Now please follow the logic...

Poika käy koulussa.
Mies käy baarissa.
-but
Pullo käy kellarissa.
-also
Nainen käy tupakalla.
Mies käy kaljalla.
then explain:
Auto käy bensalla.
-after that extrapolate:
Mies käy paskalla.
:wink:
Cheers, Hank W.
sitting here like a lemon looking for a gin.


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Post by mrjimsfc » Wed Aug 04, 2004 4:24 pm

Hank W. wrote:Mies käy paskalla.
:wink:
That always happens to me on wednesday. :cry:


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A new word every day

Post by kalmisto » Wed Aug 11, 2004 1:41 pm

This site gives you a new Finnish word every day and it also tells you how to use the word :

http://web-sanakirja.wsoy.fi

Click on "Päivän Sana" to see new words!


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