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Questions tagged [finnish]

Questions about learning or teaching Finnish, a Finno-Ugric language spoken mainly in Finland and by a minority in Sweden. Unlike Swedish, Danish and Norwegian, Finnish is not a Germanic language, but is related to Estonian, Hungarian and some languages of northern Asia.

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Where should I go for questions about the Finnish language?

I was looking for a site here for Finnish language, because I could nowhere find any hint on how double letters are spoken. Is "tt" spoken as "t" holding not as short as it would ...
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Resources similar to Nicos Weg for Finnish

While learning German, I've found Nicos Weg to be a good resource alongside, and sometimes even more useful than, Duolingo. It's a course provided by the German public international broadcaster ...
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Google search to include all morphological inflections of a lexeme

Is there a way for Google search to include all inflections of a lexeme in the results? I am thinking specifically of languages other than English. Here is an example of what I have in mind. I am ...
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Learning a fourth language is messing my third language: How can I avoid that?

After learning English, I studied Finnish for some years and I attained a decent level. When I was studying Finnish, I noticed already that it was sort of "displacing" my German (A language ...
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Child recognizing words by first and last letters; what next?

My child, now 4 years old, seems to recognize a number of written names by their first and last letters. They also recognize some other words seemingly by appearance. They can pronounce individual ...
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Should I add sentences in puhekieli to Tatoeba? [closed]

If I want to add Finnish sentences to Tatoeba (a database of sentences in different languages and translations among them), then should I stick to kirjakieli, fairly conservative puhekieli, or also ...
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Teaching syllables to three and half year old

Our Finnish child knows the letters by name. Also, when hearing the sounds the letter makes, they almost always can name the letter associated to the sound. They has not figured out how syllables work,...
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Is Ekapeli useful for an adult learner of Finnish?

Ekapeli is an educational game intended for children, especially those with problems with reading and writing Finnish. There are different versions for native Finnish speakers and for immigrants. The ...
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Does native Finnish and literacy in another language give literacy in Finnish?

Our child speaks native Finnish (appropriate to her age). We are moving abroad. Supposing the child learns to read and write in another language that uses essentially the same alphabet (probably some ...