Say ANYTHING that you want in a foreign language.

Page 4 of 6 [ 86 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6  Next

Kiprobalhato
Forum Moderator
Forum Moderator

User avatar

Joined: 25 Mar 2014
Age: 24
Gender: Female
Posts: 29,119
Location: מתחת לעננים

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?


_________________
הייתי צוללת עכשיו למים
הכי, הכי עמוקים
לא לשמוע כלום
לא לדעת כלום
וזה הכל אהובי, זה הכל.


Kurgan
Veteran
Veteran

User avatar

Joined: 6 Apr 2012
Age: 32
Gender: Male
Posts: 4,130
Location: Scandinavia

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).


_________________
“He who controls the spice controls the universe.”


trollcatman
Veteran
Veteran

User avatar

Joined: 21 Dec 2012
Age: 39
Gender: Male
Posts: 2,919

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:


Image



Basso53
Veteran
Veteran

User avatar

Joined: 28 Jan 2014
Age: 67
Gender: Male
Posts: 619
Location: Massachusetts USA

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:


Image


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.


_________________
AQ 34
Your Aspie score: 104 of 200
Your neurotypical (non-autistic) score: 116 of 200
You seem to have both Aspie and neurotypical traits


Basso53
Veteran
Veteran

User avatar

Joined: 28 Jan 2014
Age: 67
Gender: Male
Posts: 619
Location: Massachusetts USA

23 Aug 2014, 9:41 pm

Kiprobalhato wrote:
Krabo wrote:
Kiprobalhato wrote:
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.


_________________
AQ 34
Your Aspie score: 104 of 200
Your neurotypical (non-autistic) score: 116 of 200
You seem to have both Aspie and neurotypical traits


Kiprobalhato
Forum Moderator
Forum Moderator

User avatar

Joined: 25 Mar 2014
Age: 24
Gender: Female
Posts: 29,119
Location: מתחת לעננים

23 Aug 2014, 10:11 pm

thanks.

mwen menm te fè nan yanm.


_________________
הייתי צוללת עכשיו למים
הכי, הכי עמוקים
לא לשמוע כלום
לא לדעת כלום
וזה הכל אהובי, זה הכל.


iswhade
Tufted Titmouse
Tufted Titmouse

User avatar

Joined: 30 Jan 2014
Gender: Female
Posts: 42
Location: Someplace around Earth-ish...

25 Aug 2014, 8:57 am

Bonjour!



Kiprobalhato
Forum Moderator
Forum Moderator

User avatar

Joined: 25 Mar 2014
Age: 24
Gender: Female
Posts: 29,119
Location: מתחת לעננים

25 Aug 2014, 12:43 pm

גיטרה חשמלית ושירה: יהודה פוליקר וברי סחרוף
גיטרה חשמלית: אורן לוטנברג
אורגן: עדי רנרט
גיטרה בס: בן הנדלר
תופים: רע מוכיח
דגימות: גידי רז


_________________
הייתי צוללת עכשיו למים
הכי, הכי עמוקים
לא לשמוע כלום
לא לדעת כלום
וזה הכל אהובי, זה הכל.


jk1
Veteran
Veteran

User avatar

Joined: 30 Sep 2012
Gender: Male
Posts: 6,817

26 Aug 2014, 1:46 pm

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



Spiderpig
Veteran
Veteran

User avatar

Joined: 14 Apr 2013
Gender: Male
Posts: 7,893

26 Aug 2014, 2:01 pm

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


_________________
The red lake has been forgotten. A dust devil stuns you long enough to shroud forever those last shards of wisdom. The breeze rocking this forlorn wasteland whispers in your ears, “Não resta mais que uma sombra”.


Mindsigh
Veteran
Veteran

User avatar

Joined: 29 May 2012
Age: 54
Gender: Female
Posts: 3,272
Location: Ailleurs

26 Aug 2014, 5:10 pm

Ydy chi n'siarad Cymraeg? Mindsigh dwi.


_________________
"Lonely is as lonely does.
Lonely is an eyesore."


Berenike
Emu Egg
Emu Egg

User avatar

Joined: 8 Jan 2014
Age: 32
Gender: Female
Posts: 6
Location: Norway

26 Aug 2014, 6:07 pm

Hva som helst du vil på et fremmed språk



Kiprobalhato
Forum Moderator
Forum Moderator

User avatar

Joined: 25 Mar 2014
Age: 24
Gender: Female
Posts: 29,119
Location: מתחת לעננים

26 Aug 2014, 10:39 pm

English is a foreign language too.


_________________
הייתי צוללת עכשיו למים
הכי, הכי עמוקים
לא לשמוע כלום
לא לדעת כלום
וזה הכל אהובי, זה הכל.


Spiderpig
Veteran
Veteran

User avatar

Joined: 14 Apr 2013
Gender: Male
Posts: 7,893

28 Aug 2014, 12:59 pm

No language is foreign on teh Intraweb!! !! !! !! !! !! !! !! !! !! !! !! !! !! !! !! !! !! !!11111111111111111111111111111111111oneoneone


_________________
The red lake has been forgotten. A dust devil stuns you long enough to shroud forever those last shards of wisdom. The breeze rocking this forlorn wasteland whispers in your ears, “Não resta mais que uma sombra”.


Kiprobalhato
Forum Moderator
Forum Moderator

User avatar

Joined: 25 Mar 2014
Age: 24
Gender: Female
Posts: 29,119
Location: מתחת לעננים

28 Aug 2014, 5:41 pm

^^Ez igaz.


_________________
הייתי צוללת עכשיו למים
הכי, הכי עמוקים
לא לשמוע כלום
לא לדעת כלום
וזה הכל אהובי, זה הכל.


trollcatman
Veteran
Veteran

User avatar

Joined: 21 Dec 2012
Age: 39
Gender: Male
Posts: 2,919

28 Aug 2014, 8:43 pm

Bier, bier, bier en lekkere worst
De worst is voor de honger
en het bier is voor de dorst