Agglutinative language

As a German with turkish origin living in Sweden, who uses mainly English in his daily life, language plays a major role. Except German my other languages are in a more or less developing state. I am quite bad in learning new languages: I start quite often to learn them, but after a short while I tend to give up. But one reason for this blog might be to improve my English, which besides “technical English” is rather deficient. Nevertheless I am quite interested in languages, so for instance in Arabic, Finnish or Italian. I do not understand any word in Finnish, but I enjoy watching few minutes YLE (a finnish TV channel) from time to time, because it sounds so funny; especially the seemingly long words they use. It reminds me of Turkish, which like Finnish is an agglutinative language, meaning a whole sentence can be build with just a single word. A quite long, but not so common, example in Turkish, is the following sentence (taken from here):

“Cekoslavakyalilastiramadiklarimizdanmisiniz?”
meaning
“Are you one of those that we could not have possibly turned into a Checkoslavakian?”

A quite funny article about the Finnish language can be found here.

Hyvää yötä or Good night.

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6 Responses to “Agglutinative language”


  1. 1 Vero December 3, 2006 at 7:05 am

    Tjena! Vad roligt att du gillar finska. Det en jag kan säga är (reserverar mig för stavningen dock) “Mine ollen lampanpää” som betyder “Jag är en fårskalle”… Jag gillar inte finska. Det låter såååå fult.

    Fin blogg!

    Daniel bläddrade igenom din lic idag, han hälsade att det såg “Proffsigt ut!”

    Hörs!

  2. 2 saffet December 10, 2006 at 3:23 pm

    Ramis, Finlilerin Turk volk oldugunu bilmiyor musun?

    haliyle dilleri bizimkine benzer 🙂

    ayni dil grubundaniz…

  3. 3 ferramis December 10, 2006 at 3:44 pm

    Selam Saffet abi,

    ben ufak iken ögle bir sey duymustum. Ama hic bir kaynak bulamadim bu konu hakkinda. Türkce ile de hic bir yakinligi yok gibi geliyor bana, sadece agglutinative gramatigi oldugu haricinde. Bu konuda bir arastirma varsa bana iletibilirsin
    Fin dili finno-ugric dil, ve bazi türk sitelerinde türkce ve japoncaya yakin oldugunu okumustum, ama delil kuvvetinde degildi dogru hatirliyorsam.

  4. 4 saffet December 17, 2006 at 11:05 pm

    ramis, finliler de türkler gibi ural-altay dil grubundan olmalilar bildigim kadariyla.
    sanirim onlarin simdiki türkce ile benzerligi ayni dil grubundan olan hintliler ile almanlar gibidir 🙂

    biliyorsun onlarda indo-cermen (indo-german? ) dil grubundan.

  5. 5 blah... January 25, 2007 at 8:02 pm

    There is no such thing as “Ural-Altaic”.


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