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Learn Finnish with yours truly
« on: May 16, 2008, 06:00:49 PM »
8D All right, now that I've gotten acquainted with the IPA, I know how to tell you people how to pronounce words (it would be good if you people knew the IPA, too, so there. Finnish phonology.).

First off, I pronounce (according to IPA) /Raiden/ as [raiden] (the 'r' is the trill version). Just like that. Of course, that's not Finnish.

Well, first off, "Hyvää huomenta" means "Good morning". It's pronounced as [hyʋæ:] [huomentʌ]

And my first name, Elisa, is pronounced [elIsʌ]

Go and tell me English phrases (important in a real discussion or not) which you would like for me to translate into Finnish / phonetic form. I'll update this thread as we go along.

Note: The mark ":" after a vowel means it's a long vowel.

  • Good morning - Hyvää huomenta / [hyʋæ:] [huomenta]
  • Good day - Hyvää päivää / [hyʋæ: pæiʋæ:]
  • Good evening - Hyvää iltaa / [hyʋæ: Ilta:]
  • Good night - Hyvää yötä / [hyʋæ: yətæ]
  • Thank you - Kiitos, Kiitoksia (formal) / [ki:tos], [ki:toksia]
  • Please - Olkaa hyvä (formal), ole hyvä (informal), kiitos (rarely used), pyydän (rarely used) / [olka: hyʋæ], [ole hyʋæ], [ki:tos], [py:dæn]
  • You're welcome - Olkaa hyvä (formal), ole hyvä (informal) / [olka: hyʋæ], [ole hyʋæ]
  • Yes - kyllä / [kyllæ]
  • No - Ei / [ei]

PDF Survival Guide for those of you who think about coming to Finland (other people can read this, too. It's somewhat funny. XD;; )

By the way, never, ever say "kiitos" to a Greek. You know why? Because in Greek 'kiitos' apparently means something along the lines of "fat whale". XD



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Re: Learn Finnish with yours truly
« Reply #1 on: May 16, 2008, 06:04:10 PM »
Well, it would be nice to have words like

Good day
Good evening
Good night
Thank you
Please
You're welcome
Yes
No

Thx in advance :)

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Re: Learn Finnish with yours truly
« Reply #2 on: May 17, 2008, 06:28:36 AM »
How about 'Do you speak English?' or 'Sorry, I don't speak Finnish.'

:tatsumi: : How about 'otorhinolaryngologist'? ;D

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Re: Learn Finnish with yours truly
« Reply #3 on: May 17, 2008, 07:46:53 AM »
"Puhutko englantia?" and "Anteeksi/sori, en puhu suomea.". XP ...Anyway, short vowels, short vowels (except the "ee" part)... and Japanese-pronounced consonants. XDDDDDDDDDD



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Re: Learn Finnish with yours truly
« Reply #4 on: February 25, 2009, 04:32:18 PM »
I like the word Kiitos...Tarja always says it..lol..

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Re: Learn Finnish with yours truly
« Reply #5 on: January 12, 2010, 09:30:33 AM »
PDF Survival Guide for those of you who think about coming to Finland (other people can read this, too. It's somewhat funny. XD;; )

@Raiden, thank you for this file... maybe thanks to it I will survive xD especially that I do not speak Finnish and probably won't learn it before going there, since I the only linguistic book I have now is for Estonian not Finnish xD
Kaaos on aina osa minua...

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Re: Learn Finnish with yours truly
« Reply #6 on: January 12, 2010, 10:37:28 AM »
Oooh, Shen, are you interested to come in Finland? That's nice to hear!

In your signature there is this sentence "Kaoss on aina osa minua". The first word is kaaos, not kaoss. :)

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Re: Learn Finnish with yours truly
« Reply #7 on: January 12, 2010, 10:45:39 AM »
Oooh, Shen, are you interested to come in Finland? That's nice to hear!

In your signature there is this sentence "Kaoss on aina osa minua". The first word is kaaos, not kaoss. :)

And yes, I'm Finnish as well!  :aiolos-blink:
Shit, typo xD I should check the song title before I've posted signature. Or rather read carefully what I've written, since two consonants there just don't looks good xD My mistake, I've already corrected it xD
And well it's not only I'm interested in coming, but today I found promotion on air plane tickets so I decided: well I have one life - time to use it, so I'm coming to Helsinki next month xD
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Re: Learn Finnish with yours truly
« Reply #8 on: January 12, 2010, 11:06:57 AM »
Finnish may look strange in your eyes because we use lots of vowels in our words. And the letters B, C, D, F, G, Q, W and X are very rare for us. :)

But that sounds nice! I hope you will like this country and language. :D
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Re: Learn Finnish with yours truly
« Reply #9 on: January 12, 2010, 11:16:18 AM »
I'm starting to get used to lots of vowels when I'm trying to learn Estonian, and as far as I know, Finnish and Estonian are somehow similar :P And I'm nearly sure I will like your country (*everything is better than France in her opinion xD*) if only I will not get totally lost there xD
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Re: Learn Finnish with yours truly
« Reply #10 on: January 13, 2010, 12:00:23 AM »
Estonian is very closely related to Finnish, so they are very similar languages. :)
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Re: Learn Finnish with yours truly
« Reply #11 on: May 03, 2012, 05:29:06 PM »
Is this thread  still running? I'd very much like to learn Finnish as its in my list of countries to visit.