helen99: A windswept tree against a starlit sky (Default)
Book Meme
1. Grab the nearest book.
2. Open the book to page 123.
3. Find the fifth sentence.
4. Post the text of the next 3 sentences on your blog along with these instructions.
5. Don’t you dare dig for that “cool” or “intellectual” book in your
closet! I know you were thinking about it! Just pick up whatever is

So ok, here it is:

Sentence 1: The accusative case (same as the genitive) with the ending -n is also used as an object case when a) the object is defined or limited in number: Juon oluen - I drink one beer; or b) the action is in the future with an intention to complete it: Luen kirjat - I'll read the book; Ostan kartan - I'll buy a map.

Sentence 2: There is more about the object in Unit 8.

Sentence 3: Other accusative forms are the singular nominative and the plural nominative with the ending -t: Luen kirjat - I read the books; Lue kirja - Read the book.

That should have been about 10 sentences, but I used "creative grammar" to be able to complete the section...
helen99: A windswept tree against a starlit sky (Default)
Minä tapaan sinut huomenna: 'I'll see you tomorrow'
Minä tapan sinut huomenna: 'I'll kill you tomorrow'

helen99: A windswept tree against a starlit sky (Default)
And so today we begin with a very important word:

Kahvi = Coffee

We also have Kiivi = Kiwi Fruit
not to be confused with Kivi = a stone.

asia = a thing
Aasia = Asia

appelsini = an orange

More later...
helen99: A windswept tree against a starlit sky (Default)
I've acquired a "Teach Yourself Finnish" CD. My goal? To understand the dialogue of "Star Wreck In the Pirkinning" without resorting to subtitles, of course... Sadly, the CD does not have practice conversations that include the phrases, "World Domination," "Have some lightballs," "It's time to warm up the Twinkler Banks," and "I sentence you to death for your crimes against humanity". Still, it's a good enough place to start...

April 2010



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