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Henkkles
Triglot
Senior Member
Finland
Joined 2363 days ago

544 posts - 1141 votes 
Speaks: Finnish*, English, Swedish
Studies: Russian

 
 Message 3041 of 3735
26 July 2013 at 11:29am | IP Logged 
dtvrij74_ wrote:
Henkkles wrote:
dtvrij74_ wrote:
..when you can remember details about times long
past through what languages you were
studying at that time and what levels you were at. I listen to songs in my target
language too and the bands I listen to tend to change over time. I associate Finnish
with memories of my time spent in lower secondary school because I was studying it
then.
The first Finnish band I listened to was Apulanta, specifically the song Jumala. I
associate that song with the city that I used to live in when I listened to it
religiously (the two things are just connected in my mind). I also associate songs from
the band Pariisin Kevät with the winter of 2012, because that's when I started to
listen
to them (their band name actually means Parisian Spring though..). I could go on with
these examples.

You haven't listed Finnish as one you study nor speak though, is this really the case?


Yeah, I stopped learning around last year during mid-year school exams because I didn't
get far and because I really needed to concentrate on French instead (which is
mandatory for my school). Now, I only know some words and no grammar, so this is pretty
much useless; for example I know that a word that starts with raka(s)- might have
something to do with the word "love" but I don't know what exactly.

(Also, I had many troubles with the R sound and thought/think that it would hinder
intelligibility)

I'm sad to hear you gave up. Yes indeed, "rakas-" is the stem for "love", such as "rakastaa", to love, "rakas", love as in when you call someone your love, "rakkaus", love as a concept and so on. There are many natives who can't pronounce the r due to something and while I admit they are sometimes a little hard to understand most of the time it doesn't matter at all.
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dtvrij74_
Diglot
Groupie
United States
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51 posts - 62 votes 
Speaks: Mandarin, English*
Studies: French, German, Russian, Norwegian

 
 Message 3042 of 3735
26 July 2013 at 4:47pm | IP Logged 
Henkkles wrote:
dtvrij74_ wrote:
Henkkles wrote:
dtvrij74_ wrote:
..when you
can remember details about times long
past through what languages you were
studying at that time and what levels you were at. I listen to songs in my target
language too and the bands I listen to tend to change over time. I associate Finnish
with memories of my time spent in lower secondary school because I was studying it
then.
The first Finnish band I listened to was Apulanta, specifically the song Jumala. I
associate that song with the city that I used to live in when I listened to it
religiously (the two things are just connected in my mind). I also associate songs from
the band Pariisin Kevät with the winter of 2012, because that's when I started to
listen
to them (their band name actually means Parisian Spring though..). I could go on with
these examples.

You haven't listed Finnish as one you study nor speak though, is this really the case?


Yeah, I stopped learning around last year during mid-year school exams because I didn't
get far and because I really needed to concentrate on French instead (which is
mandatory for my school). Now, I only know some words and no grammar, so this is pretty
much useless; for example I know that a word that starts with raka(s)- might have
something to do with the word "love" but I don't know what exactly.

(Also, I had many troubles with the R sound and thought/think that it would hinder
intelligibility)

I'm sad to hear you gave up. Yes indeed, "rakas-" is the stem for "love", such as
"rakastaa", to love, "rakas", love as in when you call someone your love, "rakkaus",
love as a concept and so on. There are many natives who can't pronounce the r due to
something and while I admit they are sometimes a little hard to understand most of the
time it doesn't matter at all.


I've been meaning to restart learning because I'm on summer vacation from my French
lessons. I just haven't been able to take the plunge (partially because I have since
read many articles about why Finnish is impossible).
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MarlonX19
Diglot
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Brazil
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40 posts - 51 votes 
Speaks: Portuguese*, English
Studies: French

 
 Message 3043 of 3735
04 August 2013 at 5:00am | IP Logged 
... When you have like 60 DVDs that you just borrowed from your aunt and you check the languages that are available in each one of them and watch them in your target language.

...When you watch ''american dad'' (my favorite cartoon) in English just because you like the personages' original voices in English.
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Henkkles
Triglot
Senior Member
Finland
Joined 2363 days ago

544 posts - 1141 votes 
Speaks: Finnish*, English, Swedish
Studies: Russian

 
 Message 3044 of 3735
04 August 2013 at 9:29am | IP Logged 
dtvrij74_ wrote:
I just haven't been able to take the plunge (partially because I have since
read many articles about why Finnish is impossible).

Those are the devil. Think about it this way; it's very regular, there's only one auxiliary verb, uhh... yeah. The direct object thing is wonky I must admit but even I mess up with it like at least once a day.

The point is, if you really want to, you'll learn it.
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BlaBla
Triglot
Groupie
Spain
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45 posts - 72 votes 
Speaks: German*, English, French
Studies: Nepali, Spanish, Dutch, Mandarin

 
 Message 3045 of 3735
08 August 2013 at 5:19pm | IP Logged 
... your appartment looks like mine.
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Serpent
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Russian Federation
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9753 posts - 15775 votes 
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Speaks: Russian*, English, FinnishC1, Latin, German, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese
Studies: Danish, Romanian, Polish, Belarusian, Ukrainian, Croatian, Slovenian, Catalan, Czech, Galician, Dutch, Swedish

 
 Message 3046 of 3735
08 August 2013 at 6:09pm | IP Logged 
Finnish is not impossible :-) For me it's been much easier than German, and the grammar was much easier and makes more sense than the Romance one (except Latin).

I love Apulanta and many other bands. I have many fond memories like that too :-)

Go for it. It will be amazing :')
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Teango
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United States
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Joined 3666 days ago

2210 posts - 3734 votes 
Speaks: English*, German, Russian
Studies: Hawaiian, French, Toki Pona

 
 Message 3047 of 3735
08 August 2013 at 8:54pm | IP Logged 
When you're delighted to discover that the labels on your clothes are written in several languages.

Go on, I dare you not to look after reading this... ;)

Edited by Teango on 08 August 2013 at 8:56pm

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Cavesa
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Senior Member
Czech Republic
Joined 3119 days ago

3277 posts - 6778 votes 
Speaks: Czech*, FrenchC2, EnglishC1
Studies: Spanish, German, Italian

 
 Message 3048 of 3735
08 August 2013 at 9:10pm | IP Logged 
Teango, I don't need to look now, I read them quite often. And on food packages. And things from Ikea. And electronic devices.


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