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– Don’t come the old acid with me, Poirot.
Qu’est-ce que c’est “the old acid”, Chief Inspector?

Finnish in the English WiktionaryEdit

If you are knowledgeable in the Finnish language and have free time, please consider creating Wiktionary:About Finnish (see Category:Wiktionary language considerations). The lack of any policy holds me (and probably others) back from editing and creating entries. A concentrated effort is needed to advance Finnish related issues in the English Wiktionary.

Finnish Google searchesEdit

Some missing English pagesEdit

This is not a to-do list, just some missing English definitions. Feel free to create them or transclude this list elsewhere. I take no responsibility that these are in fact real words or expressions. ;-)

I should think soknow only too welllay it on a bit thickplebiscitarypomp and circumstancepull out all stopsright out (see: straight out) – self-realisation (see: self-realization) – subtilizationtear-jerkingtop and tail

Pages I have createdEdit

Some thoughts on the Finnish languageEdit


I have noticed that Finnish inflection tables here and elsewhere suggest that certain inflections that sound OK to me are in fact not allowed in proper usage. This is not unexpected, for there are lots of conservative and seemingly arbitrary rules in the formal language. Here are my wonderings:

  1. Partitive singular of words like olio
  • Why isn’t ”olioa” an accepted form? Well, it sounds a little awkward, but so does oliota.
  1. Genitive plural of nouns ending in -i, e.g. tunti
  • Why isn’t ”tuntejen” an accepted form? This one puzzles me.

These word forms may have to do with regional variation in spoken language.

Irregular wordsEdit

Natural languages contain irregular words. Sydän is one of those. Get over it and write the word like it is pronounced.

Future tenseEdit

I also think that it’s OK to use the future tense in Finnish, when approppriate (e.g., to make a sentence less ambiguous). I would guess that it is borrowed from Swedish, but so are many other things, and I don’t see how this useful tense is a bad thing for the language.

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