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  1. Moriquendi
  2. Dysphoria
    09-15-2014 06:46 AM - permalink
    Hallöchen! (Kein Problem!)

    Syntax is more of a hobby/passion than directly related to my field, you are right, although there is some crossover when it comes to mental grammar/lexical representation in the brain/etc.

    Haha, that's awesome. We like to think the Maritimes is the best as well. Yes, French is mandatory until high school (grade 10). Sadly, it doesn't mean everyone speaks French fluently, but almost everyone understands the language to some level, and every label on consumables, government forms, and things of that nature are bilingual, which is pretty cool. The dominant French force in my area is Acadian French, which is a pretty charming dialect and culture (Québécois is further west). So I'm certainly thankful for having that, but I still can't wait to experience Europe!

    Good points on Esperanto. I'm in the "hobby for linguists" category, though I also appreciate the goal of it. I love inflected languages and free word order, but I think the accusative case is something that could have been dropped for simplicity. All the same, it was actually really useful to learn it before learning German and delving into the world of noun declensions, being an innocent preposition-reliant English L1. Anyway, I'm sure you understand the drive of "languages! I want to learn them all!" and Esperanto was appealing because I could pick it up quickly and had a bunch of online resources to peruse for self-study. I'd recommend checking it out someday.

    Ich habe nur vor zwei Jahren Deutsch angefangen, aber ich finde, dass die Sprache sehr schön ist, und jetzt versuche ich fast jeden Tag zu studieren. Bist du immer noch in Finnland, oder kehrst du für den Herbst zurück? Ich hoffe, dass ich alles gut geschrieben habe.
  3. .Hog
    09-12-2014 01:42 PM - permalink
    Hi, I am half-Finnish, as well as Finnish citizen. My mother is straight off the boat (well, I mean it's been a while since she stepped off the metaphorical boat). I would like to say that your sig and av are giving me crazy nostalgia. Please, buy all the 1990 Muumi series DVDs and send them to the US--my family over there doesn't seem to keen on doing that.

    PS: I don't speak Finnish, sadly. I am highly disappointed in myself. I'll learn it after I learn Japanese.
  4. fohlin™
    09-09-2014 04:51 AM - permalink
    You have no rights to get sick, hear me. No. Rights.
  5. fohlin™
    09-09-2014 04:34 AM - permalink
    Lunch utan what? :b
    No don't get wet, you are not to get sick at all. I forbid it.
  6. Dysphoria
    09-08-2014 12:40 PM - permalink
    Hey Nesi. Thanks for letting us vicariously experience Finland! I've been enjoying your writing.

    Originally Posted by Nesi View Post
    I am not going to bother you too much with my linguistic shocks
    I don't know much about Scandinavian linguistics, but there are those of us who are interested in linguistic tangents.

    Originally Posted by Nesi View Post
    I'm writing down everything I can with IPA for comparison, so that still leaves me on track of what's going on in standard Swedish.
    Good idea, and I agree with your decision to focus on the local dialect. Glad you've been enjoying it. ^__^ I couldn't imagine studying languages without the IPA anymore - it's been incredibly helpful. Do you still study linguistics, or have you completed your program?

    Another question I've been meaning to ask you - do you have an opinion about Esperanto? Personally, I'm a fan of the language, but it seems to have quite a bad reputation among linguists, at least from my experience. Also, if you'd ever like to practice a language, feel free to message me in French, German, or Esperanto. I'm hoping to get going with Japanese soon, too - I had started picking up a few things here and there but ended up delaying it to learn German.
  7. fohlin™
    09-08-2014 07:59 AM - permalink
    Det är sorgligt, instämmer helt.
    Jag må inte ha appen på min telefon men jag har alltid det öppet i webläsaren på stationära datorn.

    Men jag ska hem snart och då kan vi >tala< forever(för evigt)!
    (BTW, jag >använder< ZU för att du har inte FB >appen<, eller hur?)
  8. fohlin™
    09-08-2014 05:04 AM - permalink
    Det gör ont i halsen. Brinnande till och med.
    Men jag överlever.
  9. fohlin™
    09-07-2014 03:51 PM - permalink
  10. Scanty
    09-04-2014 02:21 PM - permalink
    Originally Posted by Nesi View Post
    I hope so
    Actually, this does sort of bring up a point.

    I know, I know. It's being funny, though I'm going to note just because that there is certainly an exclusionary attitude towards bisexuals from gay and straight people. Just putting that out there. I know you weren't being serious, just putting that out there. ^^'
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  12. Dysphoria
    08-31-2014 01:25 PM - permalink
    I just noticed your thread on Finland - will give it a read.
  13. Dysphoria
    08-31-2014 12:35 PM - permalink
    It's super nice to meet you as well! Thank you for the friendly reply. ^_^ I'm sorry I'm late getting back to you - dealing with family illness and still trying to be an active participant in Mafia is taking a lot of my time.

    Cognitive linguistics and syntax are my favourites. I am also studying neuropsychology, so the two fit together quite nicely.

    I'm from the Maritimes (east coast of Canada). It's not that people don't appreciate linguistics, but most aren't entirely sure what it is and we lack the linguistic diversity of the big cities like Toronto or Vancouver. Most people do know a little bit of French, but it's almost always spoken as Franglais (English/French hybrid) and the 'r' is often pronounced like the English one. xD I met a guy from France who was really interested in accents and he loved it here, since there are so many.

    What made you decide to study in Finland? Are you enjoying it there?
  14. Dysphoria
    08-30-2014 09:35 AM - permalink
    Hey Nesi! Liah was asking me about my studies and suggested I drop you a line when I mentioned linguistics. Is the discipline popular in Winland? At least where I am in Canada, most people aren't interested in language. :/
  15. Moriquendi
    08-30-2014 03:11 AM - permalink
    I read about the experience with "mellom" before I got malware warnings here a few days ago^^ I just thought you should know! I'm happy you remembered and that you really liked the poem/song <3

    I believe there was something else I was supposed to tell you as well, but I'm afraid I've temporarily forgotten it.. I'll probably remember when I shut down the pc xD
  16. John
    08-28-2014 10:10 AM - permalink
    Alright, I have to ask (curiosity: blessing and curse), what's so distasteful about hentai?

    I totally understand that talking about stuff like that is not something everyone is comfortable with, so feel free to tell me to sod off.
  17. Ranaeil
    08-26-2014 08:12 PM - permalink
    Nesi, you need to get your PhD while you're in Finland. If only for this. Traditions in Academia | Pickled Hedgehog Dilemma
  18. Anathema
    08-25-2014 09:15 AM - permalink
    How sweeeet~! Thanks, though. Seriously, I was hoping someone would notice.
  19. Yawn
    08-19-2014 04:00 PM - permalink
    Hey Nesi ^~^ How are you?
  20. Moriquendi
    08-19-2014 02:10 PM - permalink
    Sounds about right :p Most have high incomes, though, so it's partially because of that.

    Haha. Yes, that sounds about right as well. Isn't there a lot of forests as well?

    It's been exactly the same here. Uncharacteristically nice and warm. I think this summer will be remembered by everyone :p You can feel it in the air that Autumn is starting to arrive now, though.

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