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Post by p19 » Thu Sep 23, 2004 2:43 am

Is that right?
"Kuka on meidan suomen ystävää?"
If yes why is there the second -ä? :ohno:


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Post by GaryK » Thu Sep 23, 2004 4:04 am

p19 wrote:Is that right?
"Kuka on meidan suomen ystävää?"
If yes why is there the second -ä? :ohno:
The sentence isn't quite right. If it's supposed to be "Who's a/the friend of our Finland," it should be "Kuka on meidän Suomen ystävä?"

"Ystävää" is indeed the partitive form, but it doesn't quite work in that sentence.


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Post by p19 » Thu Sep 23, 2004 4:21 am

It should be
Who is our finnish friend? (from Finland)
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Post by GaryK » Thu Sep 23, 2004 5:38 am

p19 wrote:It should be
Who is our finnish friend? (from Finland)
I think that that would be "Kuka on meidän suomalainen ystävämme?"


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Post by Hank W. » Thu Sep 23, 2004 10:10 am

Or, "Kuka on meidän ystävämme Suomesta?" (who is our friend from finland, which is not the same exactly as our finnish friend... but anyways)
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