Palindromes and long finnish words :)

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Palindromes and long finnish words :)

Post by suomiruli » Mon Apr 04, 2005 7:45 pm

I know the longest palindrome of the world is finnish: saippuakivikauppias. I like to know more finnish palindromes, or long funny words :P, like that. So if you know one, you are welcome! :P

Palindromes and long finnish words :)

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Post by mrjimsfc » Mon Apr 04, 2005 8:25 pm

How about, "ablewasiereisawelba" 19 letters or the same length as the Finnish one.
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Post by suomiruli » Mon Apr 04, 2005 8:30 pm

Hehe, which language is that? :P:)


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Post by mrjimsfc » Mon Apr 04, 2005 8:34 pm

English!! "Able Was I Ere I Saw Elba" Since you ran three Finnish words together (Which is OK in the Finnish language), I ran the English words together. :wink:
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Post by suomiruli » Mon Apr 04, 2005 8:40 pm

O, hehe, i didn't recognize that!! ;):)


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Post by Hank W. » Mon Apr 04, 2005 9:23 pm

Have you been introduced to 'Ollin Kurjuus' yet?
http://koti.mbnet.fi/joyhan/R62.html
I mean the 'sananmuunnoksia'.
You switch the syllables and the end result is something rude... you just need to know the pairs.
entinen Sylvi - syntinen Elvi
raha liikkui - liha raakkui
(those are bout the only printable ones...)
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Post by karen » Mon Apr 04, 2005 11:39 pm

This one is longer, but it's not Finnish.

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Post by mookoo » Wed Apr 06, 2005 12:22 pm

My favorite looooooong Finnish words

Käyttäjäystävällinen = user friendly (note how non-user friendly this word is!)

Pikkukaupunkilainen = small-town person

Vieraspaikkakuntalainen = out-of-towner

Maailmankatsomuksellinen or elämänkatsomuskellinen = philosophical (and you thought it was long in english!)

Työehtosopimusneuvottelut = collective bargaining
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Post by Hank W. » Thu Apr 07, 2005 4:49 pm

mookoo wrote:My favorite looooooong Finnish words


Which are good examples as they are in "daily use in the newspaper" and not any obtuse coinings just for the sake of it... though kolmivaihevaihtovirtakilowattituntimittari is still my fav :wink:
(its not a coinage, but not daily)

BTW how about matalalattiaraitiovaunu ? (low-floor-rail-carriage) i.e. tram
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Post by mookoo » Fri Apr 08, 2005 9:14 am

Hank W. wrote:Which are good examples as they are in "daily use in the newspaper" and not any obtuse coinings just for the sake of it...

Well, they may be nothing special to you since you are a native born Finn ... and therefore were born with approx. 17 trillion more braincells than the average American. I see words like those and I tremble. It takes me at least 5 minutes to build up the courage to try to say one of those. And, much like an inexperienced water skiier ... I start off strong, but in the middle of the word I lose hold of the rope and gradually sink until I drown ... giving up on life completely. And my husband laughs.

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Post by suomiruli » Fri Apr 08, 2005 6:56 pm

Thanx all :)
I've found what the longest word is in finnish:
epäjärjestelmällistyttämättömyydellänsäkään :). The meaning is: epa- (non-, un-, ir-) jarjestelma (""system"") -llis- (the postfix for ""systematic-"") -tamatto- (""not"") -myydellaansa- (""with"" in the singular 3rd person) -kaan (""also"") -kohan (a postfix indicating doubt). :)
And i also found some other palindromes:
Saippuakalasalakauppias, (= illicit soap-fish trader)
Saippuakuppinippukauppias (=soap cup dealer)
Solutomaattimittaamotulos (=the result from a measurement laboratory for tomato)
Innostunut sonni (= an excited bull)
So, i have found a lot now! :). But if you know more, you are always welcome!! :)


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Post by suomiruli » Fri Apr 08, 2005 6:59 pm

Saippuakippokukkakivikakkukoppikauppias (=Soap-bowl-flower-stone-cake-box seller :) )
This one is also nice. :)


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Post by meksikosuomen » Sat Apr 09, 2005 5:40 am

mookoo wrote:
Hank W. wrote:Which are good examples as they are in "daily use in the newspaper" and not any obtuse coinings just for the sake of it...

Well, they may be nothing special to you since you are a native born Finn ... and therefore were born with approx. 17 trillion more braincells than the average American.


Hank a native born finn??? :shock: is that just a joke or im loosing something???

and ´bout the braincells

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Post by mookoo » Mon Apr 11, 2005 8:45 am

meksikosuomen wrote:any similitude with a real character currently posting on this forum, is just an odd coincidence


I think Hank is similar in age ... but thats about it :wink:
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