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A little lesson in Finnish language.

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A little lesson in Finnish language.

Post by Guitar_maniac on Mon May 12, 2014 5:14 pm

I came to this on facebook, and it's totally true:

The spruce is on fire = Kuusi palaa
The spruce returns = Kuusi palaa
The number six is on fire = Kuusi palaa
The number six returns = Kuusi palaa
Six of them are on fire = Kuusi palaa
Six of them return = Kuusi palaa
Your moon is on fire = Kuusi palaa
Your moon returns = Kuusi palaa
Six pieces = Kuusi palaa

Haven't thought about this before, and guess our language might seem confusing to a foreigner... :D
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Post by CheesedogTheFirst on Tue May 13, 2014 1:45 am

Wow, that is confusing!

I'm guessing that in actual usage the pronunciation is different?
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Post by Guitar_maniac on Tue May 13, 2014 6:08 am

Not really, it's pretty much pronounced the same. Other person just has to know the context and the situation.
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Post by CheesedogTheFirst on Wed May 14, 2014 2:14 am

I get it. You just look around and see if there's a spruce, the moon, or a fire nearby and go from there!  :D 
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Post by Guitar_maniac on Wed May 14, 2014 8:07 am

:D Pretty much yes :D

Now that i think of it, there's a lot of sentences that mean different things, that even we Finns laugh at.

The swans look terrible/The swans look like Cranes = Joutsenet näyttävät kurjilta.
Terrible and Crane are two different words, but when used in.. plural (is that the right word?) they are exactly the same.
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