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13:53 Jul 13, 2008
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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
Many thanks.

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5Shaun Gary David
Owen owenfw



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Shaun Gary David

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: 10:25
Native speaker of: English
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Jul 13, 2008 - Changes made by Peter Shortall:
FieldArt/Literary » Other
Field (specific)Art, Arts & Crafts, Painting » Names (personal, company)
Jul 13, 2008 - Changes made by Peter Shortall:
Language pairFinnish to English » English to Finnish

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