On this page, you can find links to the different types of Finnish spoken language words. The first section links to articles which discuss typical spoken language vocabulary. The second section lists articles related to spoken language grammar. I’m hoping that this spoken language articles overview will help you find more information about spoken language.
Spoken Language Vocabulary Articles
Words ending in -is
This group contains words like roskis, futis, depis, julkkis and kirppis.
Words ending in -ari
Words like pokkari, makkari, laihari and kylppäri belong to the second group of spoken language words.
Types of Spoken Language Vocabulary
This article contains information on where spoken language words come from and how they tend to be created.
The Numbers in Spoken Language
In this article, you can find different ways to say the numbers in Finnish spoken language. Not as simple as you’d probably like!
Spoken Language Grammar Articles
The pronoun minä can in spoken language change into, for example mä, mää and mie. The inflected forms also change: mulla, multa, mua.
The pronouns tämä, tuo and se also undergo changes in spoken language. You can run into forms such as tää, toi, sitä, tota and noita.
Third Person Plural Conjugation
It’s rare to hear the form “He menevät” in spoken Finnish. You’re much more likely to hear “Ne menee” used instead.
First Person Plural Conjugation
It’s also rare to hear the form “Me menemme” in spoken Finnish. The passive is often used instead: Me mennään.
Third Infinitive's Illative Form
Another type of verb form that gets shortened is the -maan form (third infinitive). Instead of “Menen nukkumaan“, you’re likely to hear “Menen nukkuun“.
Spoken Language Pronunciation
Spoken language often has a simplified pronunciation than written Finnish. You can find out more about spoken language phonology here.
More groups will be added to this spoken language articles overview as they are published!