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E-mail in Finland

Post by mrjimsfc » Thu Sep 16, 2004 10:03 pm

What is @ in Finnish? I America, we just call it "at" (I don't know why) but in Finnish it called a couple of wierd things.



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Post by JasonS » Thu Sep 16, 2004 11:42 pm

@ is a lovely word in Finnish - 'miukumauku' i think also sometimes shortened to'miumau' (like the noise a finnish cat makes)
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Post by ajk » Thu Sep 16, 2004 11:54 pm

You can just say 'at' and usually people who know what email is will also know what symbol you mean :-) The real name for it is "taksamerkki", referring to the symbol's original use in marking a price.


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Post by mrjimsfc » Sat Sep 18, 2004 12:07 am

Thanks!!! Jason, I've seen that word before and I'm pretty sure that's the one I want. AJK, are you sure you spelled the Finnish word correctly? Taksamerkki translates to back mark as opposed to Maksamerkki which translates to cost mark. :?

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Post by ajk » Sat Sep 18, 2004 12:14 pm

Yes, I'm sure :-) Look up "taksa" somewhere, it means fee or price. "Maksa" instead means liver... Or you can Google "taksamerkki", it will prolly find some FAQ type explanations for it. Of course the various miumau versions are just as fine :-)


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Post by Dan » Sat Sep 18, 2004 12:47 pm

It's proper name in Finnish is the 'ät-merkki' or 'ät' for short. 'Taksamerkki' is a translation of the sign's original meaning in English which is 'commercial at'. The 'commercial at' symbol isn't used in Finland in commerce.
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