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Here they all are having somekind of a parade.
Remember to show love to cats.
Cats! \o/ A lot of cats! \o/ All kinds of cats! \o/ CATS \o/
And this is freaking cool! \o/
- Finnish is the only European language in which normal text contains more vowels than consonants.
- All Finnish words have their main stress on the first syllable.
- Finnish has vowel harmony, which means that a non-compound word can only contain either front vowels ä, ö, y (pöytä, käpy) or back vowels a, o, u (auto, ruska). The vowels e and i are neutral and can mix with all other vowels (keittiö, aitaus)
- Oscar Wilde said “Finnish is easy. You will learn it with no effort at all in 400 years”.
- Finnish has a vocabulary. The basic dictionary of Finnish has somewhere around 100 000 words, but that’s only the core of the language, the words that are unlikely to disappear. Finnish dialect dictionary has around 350 000 words. WIth the countless possibilities with compound words, some people have even dared to say that Finnish has “an infinite number of words”.
- B, C, Q, W, Z, X and Å are in Finnish alphabet, but they are very rarely used, as they can be replaced by other letters (C with S or K, Q with K, W with V, Z with ts, X with ks, and Å with O). B is the most common of these, but sometimes it turns into P.
- The letters mentioned above are, however, used in internet slang, hopefully ironically.
- When Finnish is pronounced wrong, it’s jokingly called “hoono soome”, a bastardization of “huono suomi”, “Bad Finnish”. Most of often used when a non-native speaker uses the language.
- Emo means (animal) mother in Finnish.
- Hella means stove in Finnish.
- When meeting a foreigner or traveling abroad, Finns often try to teach them their language. This is not to share the wonders of Finnish, but our world domination plan of destroying other languages.