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11:44 Jan 29, 2001
Finnish to English translations [PRO]
Art/Literary
Finnish term or phrase: suomatu
Ok, I've been reading through some finnish poetry and found this one interesting:
the line says " vainukoirat herkkäkuonoiset tuuli jäsennissään suomatu kiitävät tänne päin". As it seems, "suomatu" must be a participle, but I never found a verb it corresponds to. The question is: can the word somehow be related to the meaning "marsh, swamp" or anything of the kind?
And what the translation should be than?
Thanks a lot.
Beorn
English translation:~ no translation ~
Explanation:
The word "suomatu" is not a Finnish word and makes no sense in the sentence. Although I'm a Finnish native, I cannot find any similar word that would fit in its place. If you just leave the word out, the sentence will be complete and makes sense: Bloodhounds with sensitive noses, wind in their limbs *suomatu* are dashing this way. As you see, no word will fit in place of *suomatu*. Just forget it.
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xxxLokari
Canada
Local time: 05:05
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Thank you for understanding,- you see, I've had a suspicion the word was derived occasionaly for some reasons of the author-
and that presented a problem. If I'm not mistaken, the line belongs to Pentti Holappa's "Syksy"-a piece of verse from the first part
of the XX cent. However, "suomatu" isn't registered in any dictionary, but perhaps some connection can be traced to the word "suoma".
Have a great day!
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Explanation:
The word "suomatu" is not a Finnish word and makes no sense in the sentence. Although I'm a Finnish native, I cannot find any similar word that would fit in its place. If you just leave the word out, the sentence will be complete and makes sense: Bloodhounds with sensitive noses, wind in their limbs *suomatu* are dashing this way. As you see, no word will fit in place of *suomatu*. Just forget it.

xxxLokari
Canada
Local time: 05:05
Native speaker of: Native in FinnishFinnish
PRO pts in pair: 31
Grading comment
Thank you for understanding,- you see, I've had a suspicion the word was derived occasionaly for some reasons of the author-
and that presented a problem. If I'm not mistaken, the line belongs to Pentti Holappa's "Syksy"-a piece of verse from the first part
of the XX cent. However, "suomatu" isn't registered in any dictionary, but perhaps some connection can be traced to the word "suoma".
Have a great day!
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