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Post by MaxP » Tue Sep 03, 2019 3:19 pm


I recently found an old picture in my grandmas photo album. On the back it says “Elsa ook Evert lran figne” or something close to that. It’s a picture of a church believed to be in Finland somewhere. The words are a bit hard to read. If anyone is willing to help me out I can email a pic of the words and church. Would be much appreciated!

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Post by Cory » Thu Sep 05, 2019 1:18 pm

Have no idea but that isn't Finnish. Looks more Estonian.

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Post by SecretCode » Thu Sep 05, 2019 1:45 pm

“Elsa ook Evert lran figne”

"ook" is an Afrikaans word (and Dutch which may be more likely unless they are from South Africa!). And Evert is a common Afrikaans name - quite possibly also in Dutch too. Ook means "also" or just "and".

I've no idea what "figne” means though.

So the phrase would be either "Elsa also something Evert Iran something" or "Elsa and Evert something Iran something". Or it could be nothing to do with that :)

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Post by Upphew » Fri Sep 06, 2019 9:04 am

Ook could be och which means and in Swedish.
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