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October 25, 2006, 04:44 PM
Although I doubt anybody is interested, I can teach Finnish. I should hope I'm capable enogh, as it is my mother tongue...

A basic note: Finnish has 29 alphabets, the 3 "extra" ones being å (like 'o' in 'horse'), ä (like 'a' in 'slap'), and ö (like... er... I canät remember any word in English with anything sounding like it). There's also the 'äng', which doesn't have its own alphabet but is instead written as 'ng' (or, alternatively, 'nk').

Thank You - Kiitos
You're Welcome - Ole hyvä
Good Morning - Hyvää huomenta
Good Night - Hyvää yötä

How are you? - Kuinka voit?/Miten voit?
I'm good ( or ) I'm feeling bad - Voin hyvin (or) Voin huonosti
I'm happy to hear that - Mukava kuulla
What are you doing? - Mitä sinä teet?
Have fun! - Pidä hauskaa!

Punky fish
November 11, 2007, 12:09 PM
Muutenhhh.....mitens opettaisit mitenkä sanotaan Y suomeksi? Minä en osaa opettaa ja ihmiset kuitenkin sanovat sen kuin I tai J.

February 01, 2008, 10:27 PM

Finnish grammar has to be one of the most difficult I've seen anywhere in the world. Having said that, I really love it. The written language is quite different than the spoken one; with the former being shorter and harder to understand.

Punky fish
March 01, 2008, 07:15 AM
Well, finnish is really hard to learn, probably because the word changes everytime the person changes. My house: taloni, your house: talosi, his/her house: talonsa...... i've read that word "talo" has 1000 different forms. Then, there is also words like "juoksentelisinkohan?" which means: "I wonder if I should run around aimlessly?" or "juoksisinkohan?" is almost the same but it means: "I wonder if I should run?" But thats the written language, I wouldn't say "juoksentelisinkohan" I would say "Mitä jos mä juoksisin ympäriinsä?".

March 12, 2008, 04:06 PM
Katos katos, en tiennytkään että meitä on täällä muitakin ^^

There are also some weird quirks in finnish like for example In/At Tampere (a city) is Tampereella but in/at Helsinki (capital) is Helsingissä. :lla is a suffix that could be translated as 'at' but : ssä is more like 'in'. Still the meaning with the two words is the same.

Punky fish
March 18, 2008, 11:32 AM
Aika varmaa, ettei kukaan ymmärrä mitään tai osaa lausua^^ Nyt kun rupiaisi oikein suomenkielen kielioppia selostamaan:) Kun vielä olen jostakin kuullut että suomi on maailman kolmanneksi vaikein kieli.

June 26, 2011, 11:40 AM
Actually I could do with learning some Finnish. I'm going camping there next summer and I know none.

September 18, 2011, 05:17 AM
Well yeah Finnish language is very hard and such yet it feels so weird that its so damn easy to me well of course it is since Ive been grown up here for all my life but yeah its very interesting in a way.Yeah the alphabetic are rather hard around here and the grammar even I cant do perfect grammar when writing I always forget the ,marks along with very many marks but well hey thats what I do in every language .


September 29, 2011, 01:20 PM
It sounds a bit like French, I also have big difficulties with the writing. Also it's not the grammar which is difficult, there is no declination but the tense. Also there are a lot of irregular verbs and even the regular ones have irregularities.
But Finnish looks like it's the level above. I think, I have heard it's not an indo european language. Do we know where it comes from ?

September 29, 2011, 01:30 PM
It is a branch of uralic language family. So as the name suggest, it is speculated to originate from somewhere around the Ural mountains in Russia. But not to be confused with russian at all, which has completly different origins and grammatical structure.

I think... quite a while from when we had that stuff in school. :oh