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13:53 Jul 13, 2008
English to Finnish translations [Non-PRO] Names (personal, company) / -
English term or phrase:what is my name in finnish?
Could you please tell me my name in finnish,
My name is Shaun Gary David
Explanation: Also in Martian, Klingon, and Venutian. One doesn't localize personal names in Finnish and I don't change my name for anyone anywhere. It's so nineteenth century.
I guess if you wanted you could spell David as Daavid, but in practice, Finns pronounce foreign names as they are pronounced in the source language even if there is a Finnish cognate (as with Biblical names).
If you just want to spell your name phonetically for a Finn, it could be like šaan geri deived or something, but most of them would know how to pronounce it anyway.
Owen owenfw Local time: 08:00 Native speaker of: English