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Haukilahti
Triglot
Groupie
Finland
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Speaks: Finnish*, English, Polish

 
 Message 25 of 35
04 May 2011 at 4:30pm | IP Logged 
Chung wrote:
For me the mutual intelligibility between Baltic and Slavonic is rather similar to what I find between Finnish and Hungarian. The odd cognate is recognizable and various structures or tendencies are comparable but that's it.

That is quite a peculiar definition of mutual intelligibility.

Besides, those odd cognates between Finnish and Hungarian are... very rare. Here is somewhat of a list: http://homepage.univie.ac.at/johanna.laakso/Hki/f-h-ety.html
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Chung
Diglot
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Speaks: English*, French
Studies: Polish, Slovak, Uzbek, Turkish, Korean, Finnish

 
 Message 26 of 35
04 May 2011 at 4:40pm | IP Logged 
Basically the mutual intelligibility is close to 0%. Or mutual unintelligibility is close to 100%. It seems to be a matter of semantics, but it doesn't change the result from a learner's point of view.
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