Thursday, November 02, 2006

Tina's Finnish

Tina wanted me to point out that Finnish is not one of the most difficult languages in the world and here is her proof...

27 comments:

  1. What a clever girl! (You too, Lene). I hope Tina is staying nice and cozy in her little red house.

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  2. Ok, those I will remember! Now I do indeed know a few in finnish! Blessings upon you today!

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  3. tina is so smart! she even has the good sense to wear socks in the cold (and they match!).
    not to mention that frilly tail of hers—she's also a beauty.

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  4. Tina, thanks for the Finnish lesson. Hope those socks help keep you warm.

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  5. xD That is so cutetusmaximus!

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  6. Tina, thank you so much, what a clever dog you are, love those socks!

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  7. I thought, that was Estonian lesson.

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  8. Thanks, Tina. Has the little bird flown south and you are left to teach us Finnish? Thank you and give a big thank you to Lene for me. Did Lene knit you those socks?

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  9. She has her priorities - looks like she has hit on most of the important things in life.

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  10. Gila20:04

    A little off-topic, but I wanted to say that your embroidery has inspired me to take up this hobby which I haven't done for 25 years. My son wanted "alien eyeballs" embroidered on his new felted mittens, and with your example, I did that for him. Thanks for your inspiration, and if there was a way to send you a picture, I would....

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  11. Thanks for the Finnish lesson;-)

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  12. Ah, it's not the root words, it's the inflectional endings for us poor English speakers. We don't use noun cases (except for "who" and "whom"), so wrestling with those -siivit and -tiivit can be tiring! I never have been able to use the inessive and illative correctly.

    But I would agree with you that Finnish isn't the hardest language in the world. Linguists say that honor probably goes to English. Voi!

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  13. You could write a poem to teach us Finnish with those words. My children learned this poem in Grade 1 French Imersion:

    "Un petit chat gris
    Qui mangeait du riz
    Sur un tapis gris
    Sa maman lui dit
    Ce n’est pas poli
    De manger du riz
    sur un tapis gris."

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  14. It's not only her finnish, it's also her socks! how do you say sock in finnish?

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  15. I'd been waiting for my next Finnish lesson. Nice socks!

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  16. Tina looks vert cute in her little socks!

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  17. Rudy (my dog-friend) says he's ready to learn finnish now, since some of the important words are so memorable... (He wants to know "food" and "scratch my belly" and then he'll be all set.)

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  18. Thank you for adding to my Finnish vocabulary. I'm not going to tell you the few words I already know because I'm pretty sure they are not for mixed or polite company.

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  19. Your pictures are always so funny!

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  20. heidi11:24

    Thank you, Lene, for all of your lessons! I must say, on your pages they are what I look forward to the most, though i am a native Finnish speaker...

    Loribird, may I help Rudy: The root word aka the basic form of food in Finnish is "ruoka". Scratch my belly could go like this: "Rapsuta mahaani" (Word by word: "Scratch belly-of-mine").

    k., you seem to know quite a bit about the language! The hardness of a language could be measured so many ways: witch one has the most complex grammar, or so to say, the most forms of root words (I hear Hungarian beats Finnish in this competition) OR witch one doesn't seem to have grammar at all, meaning that there is an exception to every rule (in this competition, English must be number one!).

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  21. most essentiel finish! thank you so much for the lesson!!! :-))

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  22. I think Tina is just a little bit ... biased. Don't you? ;-))

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  23. Thanks for the Finnish lesson Tina! I need lots of help but would enjoy learning more!

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  24. sonja poor01:00

    Thanks for the Finnish lesson. I love it when you have a drawing.

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  25. Hi! Are you working on a childrens book? YOur illustrations are so cute!

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  26. I love the little booties on the animal. Sooo cute!

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  27. hei Tina, kiitos paljon opettaa suomalainen.
    Mika on veden tanaan?

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