woah! what up TOMI!

Primary tabs

18 posts / 0 new
Last post
Scott Sullivan's picture
Offline
Joined: 30 Sep 2008 - 11:58am
woah! what up TOMI!
0

I wake up this morning to find Tomi looking at me from my inbox! CONGRATULATIONS!

Kari Pätilä's picture
Offline
Joined: 5 Feb 2010 - 6:17am
0

This year has started out great for Finnish type designers.

Riccardo Sartori's picture
Joined: 13 Jul 2009 - 4:20am
0

http://www.typophile.com/node/67741

'grats, by the way! :-)

Tomi Haaparanta's picture
Offline
Joined: 31 Mar 2006 - 3:16am
0

Woke you up, did I ? Heh.

John Hudson's picture
Offline
Joined: 21 Dec 2002 - 11:00am
0

This year has started out great for Finnish type designers.

Every year starts out great for Finnish type designers: they have so many vowels!

Tomi Haaparanta's picture
Offline
Joined: 31 Mar 2006 - 3:16am
0

Not just wowels, or consonants, but both of them doubled, in one word. For example: aakkoset (in English: the alphabet). Or how about this single word: Ratsastajattarinkikinko? (in English: Even also with the hand of female horse back riders?)? Finnish grammar is just the best.

John Hudson's picture
Offline
Joined: 21 Dec 2002 - 11:00am
0

Hmm. I'm not convinced that treating most prepositions as noun cases is the ‘best’ grammatical idea anyone ever had.

Tomi Haaparanta's picture
Offline
Joined: 31 Mar 2006 - 3:16am
0

Sorry, John-

I did not mean that. I just prefer my Finnish language with the complex grammar to English with a lot of words and simple grammar.

John Hudson's picture
Offline
Joined: 21 Dec 2002 - 11:00am
0

I was joking, Tomi. Anyway, Tsev has Finnish beaten in the noun case department: 64 cases!

But I finally realised why the radio news in Latin is so popular in Finland: the Finns are among the few people who would consider Latin declension rules simple. :)

Miha Zajec's picture
Offline
Joined: 27 Jan 2008 - 2:59pm
0

Well, they are simple: you decline only in singular and plural, there is no dual :-)

Tomi Haaparanta's picture
Offline
Joined: 31 Mar 2006 - 3:16am
0

Voin ehkä antaa periksi joissakin kohdissa, mutta periaatteessa minä olen oikeassa.
Figure that out (grammatically correct).

Mostly not Latin radio, but Italian; easy to pronounce. Hmm.

Ton Aner's picture
Offline
Joined: 7 Feb 2010 - 3:38pm
0

Any fan club yet that we all can join?

designpuck's picture
Offline
Joined: 25 May 2009 - 12:51am
0

I lived in Finland a while (taught in Muurla and Salo). My favorite bit of Finnish:

"Kokoa Kokoon Koko Kokko. Koko Kokkoko? Koko Kokko."

That really is a cool language.

Miha Zajec's picture
Offline
Joined: 27 Jan 2008 - 2:59pm
0

You are right, I should have said that Latin rules could be even more complicated instead that they are simple :-)

btw, congratulations!

Dan Gayle's picture
Offline
Joined: 17 May 2006 - 7:00pm
0

@Tomi
Has anyone told you you look like James Hetfield of Metallica?

Scott Sullivan's picture
Offline
Joined: 30 Sep 2008 - 11:58am
0

@Tomi
Has anyone told you you look like a huge badass in general?? haha

Tomi Haaparanta's picture
Offline
Joined: 31 Mar 2006 - 3:16am
0

Dan, now I have a full beard, so that's moot (or 'moo' as Joe from Friends said) point.

Scott, that I've heard not nearly enough many times.

"Herra Koko, kokoo kokoon koko kokko. Koko kokkoko? Koko kokko."
"Mister Koko, build together the whole bond fire. The whole bond fire? The whole bond fire."

Kari Pätilä's picture
Offline
Joined: 5 Feb 2010 - 6:17am
0

I just prefer my Finnish language with the complex grammar to English with a lot of words and simple grammar.

This is a military rank in the air force: "lentokonesuihkuturbiinimoottoriapumekaanikkovaraupseerioppilas". If compound words weren't allowed, this would rank as the longest: "epäjärjestelmällistyttämättömyydelläänsäkäänköhän".

It's a lovely language.