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    Eesti keel

    I suppose I have to post this here in the scandiavian forum, because it's the closest - Although at Scan-travells homepage the baltics seem to be part of scandinavia

    Does anyone here speak Estonian?

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    Etonian is not a Scandinavian language and Estonia is not a Scandinavian country. In fact, your post couldn't've been more off topic.
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    No but there isn't a "baltic" lounge, is there? So I though this ought to do!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anonymous
    No but there isn't a "baltic" lounge, is there? So I though this ought to do!
    Well, I don't even think that Estonian should be placed in the same category with Latvian or Lithuanian. Estonian belongs in the same lounge with Finish, Karelian, Vepsian, etc.
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    Scandinavian... isn't it ?
    Вот это да, я так люблю себя. И сегодня я люблю себя, ещё больше чем вчера, а завтра я буду любить себя to ещё больше чем сегодня. Тем что происходит,я вполне доволен!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dogboy182
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    Scandinavian... isn't it ?
    Finish is not a Scandinavian language.
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    Well, I don't even think that Estonian should be placed in the same category with Latvian or Lithuanian.
    Yes languages are different, but it usually counts as a country of the "baltic" region...

    And Estonian is very simillar to finnish - but they have no vocalharmony!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anonymous
    Yes languages are different, but it usually counts as a country of the "baltic" region...
    What counts? Language counts as a country? What on earth are you on about. FYI Estonian is one of them Finno-Ugric languages.

    And Estonian is very simillar to finnish - but they have no vocalharmony!
    Who they? Estonian? AFAIK Estonian doesn't, but Finnish does.

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    hyv

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    I think it is fair that Guest come here.He/she did admit from the outset that they knew it wasn't officially Scandinavian.He/she had to try! It's very difficult getting hold of places to learn Estonian.I think my Finnish pursuits benefit greatly by Estonian grammar books.But generally I find neither.I live in Australia.There's next to nothing to help.So an Estonian enthusiast is well-advised to at least learn its similarites to Finnish.Though, so far there aren't any who've written deeply of Finnish.I'd like to find a more heavy-duty Finnish chat forum somewhere, because Scandinavian doesn't cover it really.It's mainly the Nordic languages that are refered to here.And fair enough.
    Perhaps you should just surf the net a bit more, and you may (I said 'may') find an Estonian forum.If you find only a Finnish one, then you'll still get something out of that, grammatically.Failing that, find Lord Of The Ring's language 'Elvish' .I'm not serious.Though it is inspired by Finnish, I wouldn't like my chances of learning anything of note.
    All Finnish and Estonian pursuers will empathize with your plight.But this forum here isn't a likely result for you.
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    Nordic languages that are refered to here
    Finland is a Nordic country!
    Scandinavian is the doubt.

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    I strongly remember having this discussion before, and no, Finland is not a scandinavian country.
    blame Canada

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    precisely, however there are even finns who conscider it S. anyway....
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    Kamion, var ar det dar 'Scandinavien vs Nordisk' trad? Kommer du ihag? (I mean to say 'Do you remember', but I don't really know how it is said). Jag hitter det interassant att kanna definitionarna.

    Ocksa, Jag vet inte nar uttala en ord som 'hw...', i stallet for 'sh...'. (I'm speaking mainly of the words that begin with 'ki' and 'kj' as in kjol', 'sj', 'sk', 'lj' as in ljuta, etc. Ar det en et gamla uttal, eller ar det tva annu nyttade? (whatever the past tense of 'nytta' is).

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    Ocksa, Jag vet inte nar uttala en ord som 'hw...', i stallet for 'sh...'. (I'm speaking mainly of the words that begin with 'ki' and 'kj' as in kjol', 'sj', 'sk', 'lj' as in ljuta, etc. Ar det en et gamla uttal, eller ar det tva annu nyttade? (whatever the past tense of 'nytta' is).
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    can help you. Generally words that have vowels like "i" "e" "y" "
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    Finland
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    tere! I know someone from Tallinn - but I don't speak the language. I only know how to say: Kuidas kasi kaib?
    He says people in Estonia speak Russki more.

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    I'm from Estonia and if anyone has questions about the language, I can help.

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