“Kun puhun suomea, tunnen itseni haltiaksi”

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Jukka Aho
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“Kun puhun suomea, tunnen itseni haltiaksi”

Post by Jukka Aho » Sat Aug 05, 2017 12:19 pm



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Re: “Kun puhun suomea, tunnen itseni haltiaksi”

Post by Spencerville Slim » Wed Aug 16, 2017 10:49 pm

I didn't know what "haltia" meant so tried Google Translate which tells me that "Tunnen itse haltiaksi" means "I feel myself dead." :shock: Admittedly, I forgot to type the the "ni" on "itseNI" but I can't see how that was relevant.

Thank goodness for Sanakirja.org, which says that "haltia" means "elf" or "fairy." Less dramatic but more reassuring. Now, why do you suppose Google is drawing a link between haltia and death?


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Re: “Kun puhun suomea, tunnen itseni haltiaksi”

Post by Jukka Aho » Sat Aug 19, 2017 11:09 pm

Spencerville Slim wrote:Thank goodness for Sanakirja.org, which says that "haltia" means "elf" or "fairy." Less dramatic but more reassuring. Now, why do you suppose Google is drawing a link between haltia and death?
Good question. I have no idea.

Here’s a bit more on both the etymology and spelling of haltia or haltija:

https://fi.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haltija
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