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by airish
Tue Dec 30, 2003 9:16 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: which language is this?
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my mistake

No it hardly matters. "Kailala" just sounds more Finnish, so I guess that's what my Finnishness wanted to read. Perhaps Kalaila is not even a Finnish name, who knows. Nonetheless the grammatical points apply, as it's endings we're talking about.
by airish
Tue Dec 30, 2003 8:17 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: which language is this?
Replies: 19
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Finnish complex?

It's certainly hard for foreigners to master, but for a native speaker, not really. The theory is a different matter, but in practice you just pick it up as a child (I speak from experience, of course). To balance the inflexional complexity, you don't have any prepositions, and a lack of genders als...
by airish
Tue Dec 30, 2003 7:05 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: which language is this?
Replies: 19
Views: 5985

Kailala, Finland

It's funny that you should say that you are being possessive about your name, as "Kailalan" in finnish is actually in the possessive case! The nominative would be "Kailala". As for the long words, the secret is that compound words are strung together in Finnish: "asunto" is a word (it means "dwellin...