need help identifying this language please!
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definitions
United Arab Emirates
Local time: 11:40
English
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Sep 6, 2007

Hello,

here is a sample:

Ranskankielinen, joten anamneesin saaminen hankalaa. Mukana isa {umlaut on the "a"}, joka hieman tilannetta auttaa. Tod. nyt aristuta vas hartian seudussa,.....

Someone has asked me to translate this, thinking that is was Malay! Looks very Nordic to me.

Thanks for the help!


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Özden Arıkan  Identity Verified
Germany
Local time: 09:40
Member
English to Turkish
Moved the topic... Sep 6, 2007

...to the Linguistics forum.


Good luck!

Özden


Tip: Might be Nordic by geography only


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cisternas  Identity Verified
Local time: 04:40
English to Spanish
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It seems to be... Sep 6, 2007

Finnish

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Maria Amorim  Identity Verified
Sweden
Local time: 09:40
Swedish to Portuguese
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It is Finnish Sep 6, 2007

Good Luck!

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definitions
United Arab Emirates
Local time: 11:40
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TOPIC STARTER
looks Finnish to me too, Sep 6, 2007

I actually went to the Finnish forum and the words do look alike. But I'll wait for a sure answer : )

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definitions
United Arab Emirates
Local time: 11:40
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whoops, Sep 6, 2007

you beat me to it, Maria. Thanks!

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Paul Merriam  Identity Verified
Local time: 03:40
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Russian to English
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Stochastic language guesser Sep 7, 2007

This is the URL for a stochastic language guesser for use if you have other people who think Malay is written with umlauts:

http://www.xrce.xerox.com/cgi-bin/mltt/LanguageGuesser

As several people have indicated, it's Finnish (and the language guesser concurs).


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William [Bill] Gray  Identity Verified
Norway
Local time: 09:40
Member (2006)
English
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Warning... Sep 8, 2007

Paul Merriam wrote:

This is the URL for a stochastic language guesser for use if you have other people who think Malay is written with umlauts:

http://www.xrce.xerox.com/cgi-bin/mltt/LanguageGuesser

As several people have indicated, it's Finnish (and the language guesser concurs).


Thanks to Paul for a very interesting link, but beware. I put some Maori words into it three different times, and got back, respectively, Irish, Albanian and Czech!! The latter two were extremely interesting, since Maori words have ONLY standard English letters, having been reduced to writing only in the 1800s by English missionaries.

But to be fair, I only put in very few words, so a longer text may well have given a different (correct? ) result.

Cheers,
Bill


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Ben Gaia
New Zealand
Local time: 20:40
French to English
Machines Sep 15, 2007

Never trust a machine to identify anything.

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HannaKo
Finland
Local time: 10:40
Finnish to English
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Take it from a Finn Sep 16, 2007


Ranskankielinen, joten anamneesin saaminen hankalaa. Mukana isa {umlaut on the "a"}, joka hieman tilannetta auttaa. Tod. nyt aristuta vas hartian seudussa,.....


This is certainly Finnish, as several other people have correctly identified before me. What other people failed to mention is that the text is medical in its content.


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Vadasectia
Indonesia
English
finnish Nov 18, 2007

it's clearly finnish.. malay/indonesian is different...

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