Off topic: Finnish pronunciation
Thread poster: Marion van Venrooij-Rooijmans
I will be going to Finland for four weeks this summer. I would love to be able to say things like Thank you and Goodmorning in Finnish, and although my Lonely Planet has a chapter about the Finnish language, I'm not too sure if I understand the pronunciation. Does anyone know of a website with audio files, a sort of 'talking dictionary', where you can hear how words should be pronunciated?
Thanks and have a lovely summer!
Thank you is kiitos pronounced KEYTOSS (Eenglish pron.)stress on KEY
Cheers when drinking is kiipis (KEYPISS)stress on KEY
Good Morning is huomenta stress on HU
Kaunis is beautiful, nice (COWNISS) stress on COW
For good night don't bother just say good night - almost everyone speaks
| | JPW (X)
Local time: 06:56
Spanish to English
| You Tube suddenly becomes useful... || Jul 8, 2008 |
Here is a link to pronouncing the FINNISH numbers, and then on the right-hand side you can see more links to other things related to Finnish pronunciation;
And this site swears that pronunciation will be the least of your worries...
Minä en osaa suomea hyvin, by the way....
Good luck, what an interesting language
Spencer, thank you for you explanation. John and Tatiana, thank you for the links. Your replies are very helpful.
| | Heinrich Pesch
Local time: 08:56
Finnish to German
| And remember the accent || Jul 11, 2008 |
The stress is always on the first syllable: HELsinki, not helSINki.
If you know German you could read my stuff about Finnish:
Cheers - Kippis
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