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sprachefin
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02 March 2009 at 2:02am | IP Logged 
I am currently trying to learn Finnish. It seems like a nice language from writing and from speaking but I wish
people would give me input on the language before I start learning it.
I can accept learning materials in both English and German.
Also if someone could help me understand the double lettering thing.

Edited by sprachefin on 02 March 2009 at 2:49am



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05 March 2009 at 1:24pm | IP Logged 
What do you need to understand about double lettering? Pronounciation or why/when it occurs?



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06 March 2009 at 6:48am | IP Logged 
I am confused on the pronunciation. I cannot find anything on it that explains it. I have looked in multiple places
and have found nothing.



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06 March 2009 at 1:05pm | IP Logged 
Does this help?

http://donnerwetter.kielikeskus.helsinki.fi/FinnishForForeig ners/ch1-en/ch1-gr-konsonantit.htm

It doesn't show when vowels are lenghened, but that's the easy part, IMHO.



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08 March 2009 at 7:03pm | IP Logged 
Isn't it fairly simple? — and those of you who speak Finnish may correct me: double lettering denotes a long sound. So viisi ("five") would be pronounced with the first i long (like in "feel"), the second one short (like in "fill").

Edited by Calvino on 08 March 2009 at 7:04pm



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01 April 2009 at 3:58am | IP Logged 
Calvino wrote:
Isn't it fairly simple? — and those of you who speak Finnish may correct me: double lettering denotes a long sound. So viisi ("five") would be pronounced with the first i long (like in "feel"), the second one short (like in "fill").


Not quite. Both i and ii have the sound you hear in English "feel", except the latter is held for twice as long as the former. It is a difference in actual vowel length rather than quality.



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03 April 2009 at 9:50pm | IP Logged 
Well... the in "feel" is longer than in "fill", right? And the quality isn't all that different, right?

I wouldn't know about "twice", though. I don't think it's generally possible to establish any such specific ratio in languages with a vowel length distinction.





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