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kamtsatka commented on the word hääyöaie
That's correct. The English y whereas is equivalent to Finnish j, at least when it's pronounsed like in the word 'you', and sometimes to Finnish i.//Edit: Oh, I just noticed that I have been expressing myself a bit oddly. I meant in my first comment that the rought translation is 'wedding night intuition' not that it's something about it.
November 15, 2008
wytukaze commented on the word hääyöaie
It may bear mentioning that y in Finnish is a vowel, equivalent to German ü, French u. This word is like whalesong.
November 13, 2008
Well, my dictionary says that 'aie' means 'intuition', 'purpose', 'plan'. And then 'hääyö' means 'wedding night', of course. So, I guess you can say it's about which presents to unwrap first.
November 10, 2008
bilby commented on the word hääyöaie
Is that about which presents to unwrap first?
This is a word that even the Finns consider as a bit odd. No one ever uses it because it means something about 'wedding night intuition', but the children think it's funny because it has so many vowels in a row.