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Size matters



I wasn't planning on posting a comic about this yet, but people have spammed me with the "ÆØÅ (Size Matters)" song so much that I thought I might as well post it now to let people know that yes, I have seen it.

(Before you click the link, know that the song isn't about who has the biggest alphabet in the world, but simply about the Norwegians desperately looking for something they have that's bigger than what USA has) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f488uJAQgmw

28th September 2012
 


518 Comments:
 
1 day ago #9264136        

Well... Ukrainian version: suck my Є, Ї, Ґ
It's so funny :D



11 days ago #9259293        

A,Á,B,D,Ð,E,É,F,G,H,I,Í,J,K,L,M,N,O,Ó,P,R,S,T,U,Ú,V,X,Y,Ý,Þ,Æ,Ö



bubba

53 F
1 month ago #9241913        

A Á B C D Ð E É F G H I Í J K L M N O Ó P Q R S T U Ú V Z Þ Æ Ö



1 month ago #9240657        

It all makes sense now O.o



viking

14 F
2 months ago #9231118        

my friend showed me this song lately, and I was just thinking: "where have I heard this beforeeeeee"



4 months ago #9189819        

those letters sound like the French pronounciation of a, e and o.....



icho

21 F
4 months ago #9186884        

@Beldarius Probably my ancestors actually came from Siberia so they kept the Siberian grammar, but thanks to hanging out with Chinese folks for 2000 years, they substituted 70% of vocabs with Chinese ones. So now it's likely that spoken Finnish and Korean/Japanese would not sound exactly alike, but we might share vowels, consonants, and grammar.



4 months ago #9186159        

@icho
...Korean is related to Siberian? Then that explains why our languages are so similar. See, Finnish is part of the Finno-Ugric language family and it's thought to have originated somewhere to the west of the Ural mountains. Which means that we DO have Siberian "cousin" languages.



6 months ago #9147679        

@icho
Well, genetics and culture can behave in supricing ways, spreading in different directions. For example, swedish sami are geneticly closer to germanic swedes than they are to norwegian, finnish and russian sami, but the culture is mostly the same as other sami.

Facinating about how the language have behaved. I cant help but wonder what kind of historical events could have caused such an development. It must have been somthing big.



icho

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6 months ago #9147543        

@Bloodblender I would've never guessed that relationship by myself, because I somehow had an impression that finns, sami, ainu, and siberians all look so different. In fact, siberians probably look more similar to north koreans than to finns. But then it was just not a good idea to connect people's looks to their languages; ex) south koreans look so chinese yet korean language is so different from chinese.

What's interesting about japanese language is that it lost everything else from ancient siberian roots, but kept the grammar well. Thanks to that, other siberian-related languages have direct and complete translation to japanese to some extent. In our case, the grammar is so similar that even google translate doesn't grammar-fail.



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