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Offline Cyrillic

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« on: June 27, 2014, 07:56:28 AM »
Alpo, miksi suomalainen niin monta vokaalit?
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Re: Finnish
« Reply #1 on: June 27, 2014, 08:07:25 AM »
"Miksi Suomen kielessä on niin monta vokaalia?" :police:

We like vowels. The languages with too many consonants sound too harsh to our ears. How so? Are you learning Finnish? I wouldn't be anyhow suprised since you seem to already speak every other European language. :P
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Re: Finnish
« Reply #2 on: June 27, 2014, 08:21:27 AM »
"Miksi Suomen kielessä on niin monta vokaalia?" :police:

I'll never trust Google Translate again.

We like vowels. The languages with too many consonants sound too harsh to our ears. How so?

I was just wondering. An acquintance of mine is Finnish. All those consonants make Finnish sound very mysterious. Apparently Elvish in Lord of the Rings is based on Finnish.

Are you learning Finnish? I wouldn't be anyhow suprised since you seem to already speak every other European language. :P

Nah, that would be masochistic. Finnish is very difficult, almost impossible, to learn, or so I heard.
« Last Edit: June 27, 2014, 08:21:40 AM by Cyrillic »
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Re: Finnish
« Reply #3 on: June 27, 2014, 09:53:45 AM »
Mr. Google doesn't understand languages bases on cases instead of prepositions. That's why it fails with Finnish. No big deal though since everybody will understand you even if couldn't use cases properly.

Finns tend to overplay the difficulty of our language. Fenno-Ugric languages are different from other European languages but otherwise I don't think it's that complicated. We use Latin alphabets and pronunciation is fairly simple.
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Re: Finnish
« Reply #4 on: June 27, 2014, 10:08:15 AM »
Mr. Google doesn't understsnd languages bases on cases instead of prepositions. That's why it fails with Finnish. No big deal though since everybody will understand you eben if couldn't use cases properly.

Finns tend to overplay the difficulty of our language. Fenno-Ugric languages are different from other European languages but otherwise I don't think it's that complicated. We use Latin alphabets and pronunciation is fairly simple.
Is it true that the accent is always on the first syllable?

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Re: Finnish
« Reply #5 on: June 27, 2014, 10:09:07 AM »
Yes. Although some dialects might have differing opinions.
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Re: Finnish
« Reply #6 on: July 21, 2014, 04:17:31 PM »
"Miksi Suomen kielessä on niin monta vokaalia?" :police:

We like vowels. The languages with too many consonants sound too harsh to our ears. How so? Are you learning Finnish? I wouldn't be anyhow suprised since you seem to already speak every other European language. :P
You not only like vowels but also cases I believe.  How many cases?

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Re: Finnish
« Reply #7 on: July 21, 2014, 04:26:43 PM »
IIRC some article that I read some time ago said that we have 14 cases. I must admit I hated cases at school. I never learnt which one is which. How should I know. I just speak the language. :P

Anyway, this is probably why I still can't use English prepositions properly. Finns have very little prepositions and we mostly use cases instead of the prepositions so we need to learn completely different linguistic logic.
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Re: Finnish
« Reply #8 on: July 22, 2014, 12:33:17 PM »
OK, that explains why you have so many cases.  In Ukrainian for example the instrumental case is used for some prepositions in English and also the dative case.

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Re: Finnish
« Reply #9 on: July 22, 2014, 01:21:36 PM »
? ... Nevermind
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Re: Finnish
« Reply #10 on: July 22, 2014, 01:32:24 PM »
Kai tuokin on jonkinlainen saavutus, että kirjoittaa yli 2000 viestiä, joista kukaan ei tajua yhtään mitään...