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Does native Finnish and literacy in another language give literacy in Finnish?

Based on personal experience I would say no. I grew up bilingual swedish and finnish while living in sweden with one finnish speaking parent. While I did speak finnish almost exclusively with on ...
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Does native Finnish and literacy in another language give literacy in Finnish?

My answer is based on personal experience of teaching a child to read and write Russian while living in North America. Russian also has a fairly straightforward relationship between pronunciation and ...
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Google search to include all morphological inflections of a lexeme

Finding all inflections requires wildcards, and Google's support for wildcards appears to be limited. According to the article What is a Google Wildcard Search?, the following wildcards and operators ...
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Learning a fourth language is messing my third language: How can I avoid that?

First, accept that there will be some interference while beginning the new language. It is unavoidable but it diminishes over time. Second, a suggestion that has served me well: study your fourth ...
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Learning a fourth language is messing my third language: How can I avoid that?

I've heard this situation quite a number of times from people learning languages. Mostly they start enthusiastically about say Spanish and they suddenly stumble upon an extraordinarily gripping French ...
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Should I add sentences in puhekieli to Tatoeba?

Kirjakieli is what is in books and other written language, as well as formal speech (news, etc). It's less common in everyday interpersonal speech. It's also what is normally taught as a second ...
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Teaching syllables to three and half year old

One of the most effective techniques developed in teaching syllables to Russian children is Zaitsev's tables. The same approach was successfully used in Ukrainian and Kazakh languages. I assume it can ...
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