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21 Aug 2014, 1:20 pm

Jeg har alltid rett, vet alt og er best til alt. Dersom du kan noe, kan jeg det bedre enn deg.


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22 Aug 2014, 5:53 am

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22 Aug 2014, 6:39 am

Kiprobalhato wrote:
vittu.


Finnish is easy. :mrgreen:


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22 Aug 2014, 12:59 pm

Krabo wrote:
Kiprobalhato wrote:
vittu.


Finnish is easy. :mrgreen:

how easy is it for a native Finnish speaker to understand Estonian?


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22 Aug 2014, 5:41 pm

Finnish isn't related to any European languages, except for the Sami language (which most ethnic samis do not speak).


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22 Aug 2014, 6:18 pm

Kurgan wrote:
Finnish isn't related to any European languages, except for the Sami language (which most ethnic samis do not speak).


It is also related to Estonian (but not the other Baltic languages). And more distantly (I think) to Hungarian. They are in the subgroup of Finnic languages:


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22 Aug 2014, 8:46 pm

trollcatman wrote:
Kurgan wrote:
Finnish isn't related to any European languages, except for the Sami language (which most ethnic samis do not speak).


It is also related to Estonian (but not the other Baltic languages). And more distantly (I think) to Hungarian. They are in the subgroup of Finnic languages:


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You are correct. Finnish, Estonian, Hungarian, and Sami comprise the Finno-Ugric language group. Finnish is most closely related to Estonian. Hungarian, not so much, but they are in the same family. I have never seen Sami written, nor ever heard it spoken. Finnish is a very easy language to pronounce, but the grammar is, well, difficult.

And as you can see from your map, the central west coast of Finland is very heavily Swedish. If you travel through there, you see very little Finnish on signs. Even road signs are in Swedish. Swedish is also an official language of Finland. Almost all signs in Helsinki are bi-lingual, even route signs on trains and buses. The national anthem's middle verse is sung in Swedish.


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23 Aug 2014, 9:41 pm

Kiprobalhato wrote:
Krabo wrote:
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vittu.


Finnish is easy. :mrgreen:

how easy is it for a native Finnish speaker to understand Estonian?


My wife is Finnish-American, and speaks Finnish well enough to hold a conversation with her non English-speaking relatives when we visit Finland. So I asked her this. She told me that awhile ago, she came across an Estonian movie on Netflix, and was able to get the gist of most of it without having to read the English sub-titles.


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23 Aug 2014, 10:11 pm

thanks.

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25 Aug 2014, 8:57 am

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25 Aug 2014, 12:43 pm

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26 Aug 2014, 1:46 pm

No comas mierda, cariño, por que no es deliciosa.



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26 Aug 2014, 2:01 pm

No sé yo; tantos millones de moscas no pueden estar equivocadas :P


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26 Aug 2014, 5:10 pm

Ydy chi n'siarad Cymraeg? Mindsigh dwi.


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26 Aug 2014, 6:07 pm

Hva som helst du vil på et fremmed språk