Menep pois! Tulet tänne! Boundary gemination (rajageminaatio) or "end doubling" (loppukahdennus) is an advanced phonological phenomenon in Finnish.
"Sit haluun yhen vihreen pussin karkkej" That sentence contains 5 ways in which the Finnish spoken language pronunciation differs from its written form!
The letter d gets replaced by certain other sounds in spoken language. So what's the genitive form of "pöytä" in your dialect, pöydän vs pöyrän?
Let's take a look at the vowel lengths in words like politiikka and poliitikko. These are parallel nouns that express a person and a field of science.
In this article we take a look at the possible answer to the question "Why doesn't siivota become siipoan?" and other similar consonant gradation puzzles.
Some Finns say kolme as "kolome", kylmä as "kylymä" and helppo as "heleppo". Learn more about the phenomenon called schwa vowel or svaavokaali in Finnish.
Why do some Finns say REENATA and RESSI rather than TREENATA AND STRESSI? Why does SÄKÄ become TSÄKÄ? Learn about Finnish consonant clusters!
Phonology (the study of speech sounds) is interesting in many ways. Learn more about the history behind wanha vs vanha in this article!
Have you ever noticed that Fins don't clearly pronounce the b-sound? Think of banaani vs panaani for example. Learn whyFinns have problems with the b!