Colloquial Finnish: The Complete Course for Beginners by Daniel Abondolo

By Daniel Abondolo

Colloquial Finnish presents a step by step path in Finnish because it is written and spoken at the present time. Combining a straightforward procedure with an intensive therapy of the language, it equips inexperienced persons with the basic abilities had to speak optimistically and successfully in Finnish in a wide diversity of events. No previous wisdom of the language is needed. Key gains contain: • revolutionary insurance of conversing, listening, analyzing and writing talents • established, jargon-free reasons of grammar • an in depth variety of targeted and stimulating routines • lifelike and exciting dialogues protecting a huge number of eventualities • valuable vocabulary lists during the textual content • extra assets to be had behind the ebook, together with an entire solution key, a grammar precis and bilingual glossaries Balanced, entire and worthwhile, Colloquial Finnish might be an essential source either for autonomous newbies and scholars taking classes in Finnish. path elements: the entire direction contains the e-book and audio fabrics. those can be found to buy individually in paperback, e-book, CD and MP3 layout. The paperback and CDs is usually bought jointly within the great-value Colloquials pack. Paperback: 978-0-415-49966-8 (please notice this doesn't contain the audio) CDs : 978-0-415-48627-9 e-book: 978-0-203-81794-0 (please observe this doesn't comprise the audio, to be had from MP3s: 978-0-415-49967-5 (available from Pack : 978-0-415-49968-2 (paperback and CDs) it's been delivered to our cognizance that on the various CD copies of Colloquial Finnish, there's an blunders on course three of CD 1. we'd urge all consumers who've skilled this mistake to touch us at; we are going to then ship you an accurate alternative MP3 of this song, for free. Please settle for our honest apologies for any inconvenience triggered.  

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CD1; 15) Here are a few more examples, with the citation and genitive singular forms listed together for you to compare. In each instance, the compressed consonants are in italics: English comb sN sG Stem tooth sun king war slow kampa hammas aurinko kuninga | s sota hidas kamma | n hampaa | n auringo | n kuninkaa | n soda | n hitaa | n kampa hampaX aurinko kuninkaX sota hitaX Here are a few more very common X-stems: patsaX sairaX vieraX kalliX kauniX lounaX opaX rakkaX rikkaX valmiX tehtaX raskaX statue ill guest; visitor expensive (and so kallis, genitive kallii | n) beautiful lunch; southwest guidebook (and so opas, genitive oppaa | n) dear (rakas, rakkaa | n) rich (rikas, rikkaa | n) ready factory (tehdas, tehtaa | n) difficult; heavy; pregnant 33 Unit 2: No thanks!

Non-alternating stems For thousands of nominals like Irma and Ranska, you just add the -n to the ‘citation form’. (This is the form of the nominal which is listed in dictionaries. ) 19 Unit 1: Making contact These nominals all have citation forms ending in vowels, and their shapes do not vary, or at least they vary in predictable ways (for the most widespread predictable way see ‘consonant compression’, below). We shall call them non-alternating stems because their stem endings remain unchanged to the left of the genitive singular (sG) suffix -n.

They are from America. Exercise 9 Make up short exchanges in which people ask each other what country they’re from. Use the vocabulary given in the section above about nationalities. Don’t forget to harmonize your vowels and to compress your consonants, as appropriate! Unit 1: Making contact Reading Try to understand as much of these short snippets of Finnish as you can without peeking at the glossary at the back of the book. The only new words are ja ‘and’ and mutta ‘but’. 1 Pekka on suomalainen.

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