Scandinavia and the World
advert
Aimlessly satwcomic.com

Aimlessly


Juokse = Run (as in a command), Juoksennella = to run around aimlessly.
Juoksentelisin = I would run around aimlessly (-isin means that we're talking about "I" here, and it also includes the "would" in the -tel- part combined with the -isin.) ((it would be "juoksentelen" if the person was doing it right now))
Juoksentelisinko = Would I run around aimlessly? (-ko signifies that the person is not sure and asks a question, "Would I?"
Juoksentelisinkohan = I wonder if I should run around aimlessly? (it looks unreal that a simple -han could add this much stuff but yeah, it does. The word can also mean "I wonder if I WOULD run around aimlessly?")
In a same fashion you can say, for example, "rakentelisinkohan?". (Rakentaa = to build. Rakentelisinkohan = I wonder if I should/would build (something) randomly/aimlessly?"
And that's Finnish for you. Don't ask how native Finns learn that shit, I'm not even sure myself.


Credits


http://www.reddit.com/r/SatWcomic/comments/1ypr4t/finnish_has_a_word_for_i_wonder_if_i_should_run/cfmtrg7

6th March 2014

Tagged in Sweden Dayvi Verity Finland


Share Scandinavia and the World:





Latest comic in your News Feed:

advert
advert 

We have an awesome newsletter with 3,245 subscribers!

Latest comic news
Merchandise news
Iceland's Demon Cat
and more!


 
133 Comments:
 
sort by: direction:
1 year ago #9433365        
8

0

 

I love finnish. I really want to learn it.. And now I will KALSARIKÄNNIT to honour your wonderful language.

show replies

Tihru

35 M
1 year ago #9462997        
3

0

 

https://media.riemurasia.net/albumit/mmedia/42/pz/ijh/441785/1397871603.jpg
This says it all..

show replies

bordelo

14 M
1 year ago #9442232        
3

1

 

My super Power: Speak finish perfectly

show replies

1 year ago #9433373        
3

0

 

@Arkticus In German we have Donau­dampfschifffahrts­elektrizitäten­hauptbetriebswerk­bauunterbeamten­gesellschaft (80 letters), Rindfleisch­etikettierungs­überwachungs­aufgaben­übertragungs­gesetz (a name of a law) and Grundstücks­verkehrs­genehmigungs­zuständigkeits­übertragungs­verordnung (also an official order). I love those long words :D

show replies

P3rk3le

14 M
10 months ago #9502915        
2

0

 

OH. MY. GOD. FINLAND SAID SOMETHING.

show replies

1 year ago #9440750        
2

0

 

Kokko kokoo koko kokko kokoon, Finnish is real versatile language.
It sound fantastic: Alavilla mailla hallanvaara
And Finnish sound really much Japanese: Hajosiko takakumi, and Narisiko kakarasi

Yes, i love Finnish language!

2 years ago #9416008        
2

0

 

When i was a language student with EF, one of my classmates from Finland taught me a really good word: Kalsarikännit. He told me that it meant, sitting at home getting drunk, while only wearing underwear. I looked it up afterwards, and it is comprised by two words: the word for underwear, and the word for drunk xD

2 years ago #9352650        
2

0

 

Finnish is an agglutinative tongue, like Estonian and its distant cousin Hungarian. As demonstrated here, you start with a root word and just tack on syllables until you get the effect you want. Hungarian, I assure you, is much harder to pronounce than Finnish; I could at least try here because I'm familiar with Germanic and Nordic pronunciations. In Hungarian, you get some killer words, such as legeslegtöredezettségmentesíthetetlenebbeskedéseitekért (because of your highest unfragmentationability factor) and Megszentségteleníthetetlenségeskedéseitekért (for your [plural] continued behaviour as if you could not be desecrated). And these words are pronounced much differently than they look. The only language I can think of with more confusing phonetics are some Slavic languages and French.

show replies

3 months ago #9585915        
1

0

 

WE should have one word for that?

5 months ago #9556572        
1

0

 

Finland said something!
Also... wow. how do young Finnish people remember all these rules??

show replies

Add comment: Please Sign in or create an accout to comment.

View all 133 comments