perjantai 9. lokakuuta 2009

Suomea ja sen kieltä koskevia linkkejä englanniksi

Tutuista asioista lukeminen vieraalla kielellä on hyvää kielenopiskelua.

Googlen työkalupalkissa on hyvä sanakirja. Sanakäännökset tulevat näkyviin hiirellä sanaa osoittamalla. Sanakäännös tulee olla kruksattuna päällä. Suomenkielisessä tekstissä se häiritsee. Toistaiseksi Google toolbar toimii hyvin vain IE:ssa. Asetus-ikonista saa palvelun kääntämään monelle muullekin kielelle englannista.

An Introduction to "Finglish"
An article by Jenni Tuominen. "The term "Finglish&; "was coined by Professor Nisonen at Suomi College in Hancock, Michigan to describe a linguistic phenomenon he encountered in America. As the term implies, Finglish is a mixture of English and Finnish. In Finglish the English lexical items are being nativized and inserted into the framework of Finnish syntax and morphology. Finglish is spoken in daily linguistic contact between Finnish speaking immigrants and speakers of English. Finglish is found in any English-speaking country that has allowed large scale immigration from Finland." ; Sections on: History of the Finns in the USA. The Finglish speech community. Examples of Finglish. The future of Finglish. Bibliography.

Behind the Name - Etymology and History of First Names
Gives derivation of Finnish given names.

Finnish Genealogical Word List
A list of Finnish words that you are likely to find in genealogical sources with their English translations. Includes language characteristics.

Finnish Grammar

Finnish Grammar Bits
A set of neat, easy-to-understand grammar tutorials for novice Finnish speakers (written by Kimberli Mäkäräinen).

Finnish Grammar Resources

Finnish language
Finnish is a member of the Finno-Ugric language family and is classified as an agglutinative language. It modifies the forms of both noun and adjective depending on their roles in the sentence. It has a reputation for being difficult to understand and learn. This is mostly because there are few languages closely related to it, making the vocabulary unfamiliar.

Finnish Pronunciation
A good intro to Finnish pronunciation. "Finnish pronunciation is rather regular as compared with many other languages. Generally, one letter corresponds to one sound in a fixed manner. This document describes the sounds roughly."

Finnish Survival Phrases
The Finnish language lesson offered here is an excerpt from the Finnish Title in Transparent Language's Languages of the World software program.The Basic Finnish Phrases and the Finnish Phrases for Meeting and Greeting will lead you to the Finnish Dialog at the end, which shows how these Finnish survival phrases are used in conversational Finnish.

Finnish Tongue Twisters
From the 1st International Collection of Tongue Twisters. Includes reputedly the longest Finnish word. And rough translations.

Finnish Word Lists
Here are some Finnish words with English translations that appeared on the Finngen E-mail List. These may be helpful and aid in translating genealogical records.

Forming Finnish Patronymic Names
General rules for forming the possesive form of a name.

General Finnish Language Resources
Includes links to Finnish language lessons, Finnish chat and Finnish dictionaries and translators.

How to pronounce Finnish names
Alphabetical list of 1239 samples. Many Finnish names seem quite long and contain strange letters which doesn't make figuring out how to pronounce them very easy. But now this huge problem which has bothered the greatest minds of the world for years has been finally solved :-) Just select one of the nine categories and click on the name you want to hear and you'll soon pronounce Finnish names perfectly!

How to Pronounce Finnish Names
Audio (.wav) pronounciations of names: e.g. Most common baby names (1999, 1998 and 1997). Female names in alphabetical order. Male names in alphabetical order. Last names in alphabetical order and most common last names in Finland. Select geographical names from a map. The site also contains an Alphabetical list and links. Frequent updates.

Learn Finnish Online
This site is designed as an online starting point for people who want to learn more about the Finnish language.

Learn to speak Finnish in 3 minutes
Click on the highlighted Finnish words for audio examples (.wav)

Tavataan taas! Let's Meet Again - Finnish for Foreigners
Basic Finnish - vocabulary and grammar plus various phrases. Also some info on Finland.

Employment of foreigners hampered by language barriers and attitudes
Article by By Vellamo Vehkakoski, Helsingin Sanomat.

The Patrin Web Journal: Gypsies Still on the Fringe in Finland
An article by Wendy Sloane on "Finland's Romani, as Gypsies call themselves worldwide, are 6,500 to 10,000 strong outnumbering the roughly 2,500 indigenous Samis, or Lapps."

If you are Finnish, test yourself

Finnish-Hungarian etymologies

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