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Nikop
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 Message 33 of 107
04 March 2010 at 10:29pm | IP Logged 
taKen wrote:
[QUOTE=tractor]
Due to all the interaction between Finland and Sweden (Finland used to be a part of Sweden), Finland is included in the group of Scandinavian countries, and rightly so.


FYI, Finland isn't a Scandinavian country.
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tractor
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 Message 34 of 107
04 March 2010 at 10:52pm | IP Logged 
Nikop wrote:
taKen wrote:
Due to all the interaction between Finland and Sweden (Finland used to be a part
of Sweden), Finland is included in the group of Scandinavian countries, and rightly so.

FYI, Finland isn't a Scandinavian country.

There are two common definitions of Scandinavia:

1) Sweden + Denmark + Norway
2) Sweden + Denmark + Norway + Finland + Iceland + Faroe Islands + Greenland

In Scandinavia, or at least in Norway, "Scandinavia" is very often used to refer to Sweden, Denmark and Norway
only, whereas the whole lot is referred to as the "Nordic countries".

Edited by tractor on 04 March 2010 at 10:55pm

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taKen
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 Message 35 of 107
05 March 2010 at 9:58pm | IP Logged 
tractor wrote:
Nikop wrote:
taKen wrote:
Due to all the interaction between
Finland and Sweden (Finland used to be a part
of Sweden), Finland is included in the group of Scandinavian countries, and rightly so.

FYI, Finland isn't a Scandinavian country.

There are two common definitions of Scandinavia:

1) Sweden + Denmark + Norway
2) Sweden + Denmark + Norway + Finland + Iceland + Faroe Islands + Greenland

In Scandinavia, or at least in Norway, "Scandinavia" is very often used to refer to
Sweden, Denmark and Norway
only, whereas the whole lot is referred to as the "Nordic countries".


Well this certainly is news to me. You must be talking about your own particular
region. In Tr√łndelag we regard Finland as a Scandinavian country.

Edited by taKen on 05 March 2010 at 9:59pm

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Rikyu-san
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 Message 36 of 107
05 March 2010 at 11:00pm | IP Logged 
For the purposes of this thread, Finland is included as either a Scandinavian or Nordic language, depending on how you slice the pie. Either way, Finland is in.

I have been too busy with other things and haven't updated the thread for a while but will shortly. In the meantime, if you wish to debate whether Finland is a Scandinavian country or not, I suggest we start a thread for that. I am, however, strongly in favour of reserving this thread for information on language resources of the languages listed in post one.
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cordelia0507
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 Message 37 of 107
11 April 2010 at 3:14am | IP Logged 
Free Online Course in Swedish
http://www.personal.psu.edu/adr10/swedish.html
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OlafP
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