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Sunday, January 7, 2018

Päätökset, päätökset

Norwegian Swedish Danish languages are very similar languages. Finnish is a very unique language


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Velg meg! Välj mig! Vaelg mig!



15 comments:

  1. Love it!

    Finnish is definitely something different. As an example you could also have chosen the title "Päätöksiä, päätöksiä". The difference being, are you talking about *all* the choices or merely *some* of them. You use a different case for the second meaning. How can the other languages manage without this important distinction is beyond me...

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    1. They don't :) Germanic languages generally use a definite article to express more or less the same meaning: päätökset=the decisions / päätöksiä=decisions.

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    2. actually, päätökset= all of decisions, päätöksiä= some of decisions ... never forget that on finnish language single word compresses multiple english words, typically sentences that has one verb , question and/or pronoun are such

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  2. So, the conclusion:
    Never learn a Scandinavian language!
    (sorry...)

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  3. Icelandic, I guess: Sækja mig! Við erum ekki það sama! Ég lofa! Ég er betri en þú! Bíðið! Komdu aftur!

    Definitely crazier than the others. (And Norwegian comes in different flavours too ....)

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  4. When in doubt, pick Icelandic <3

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  5. Great cartoon. Love it!

    I'm learning Swedish because I'm "intrinsically motivated" by wanting to understand the post Abba music of Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus, e.g. "Kristina fran Duvemala".

    But I like the idea of learning Icelandic;-)

    Eileen McDonald

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  6. >comparing Germanic and Finno-Ugric languages and speaking about them as members of the same group

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  7. You're actually going to learn finnish? Our lovely language, featured in your comics, this is amazing! Onnea matkaan :D

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    1. Actually no, I'm not learning Finnish. But I like the IDEA of it...!

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    2. Well, I guess that's good enough :D

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  8. Anyone who reads this comic and who isn't already reading the comic "Scandinavia and the World" should go check it out! satwcomic.com

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