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A question regarding the Finnish Language...

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Greatshield17, Feb 8, 2021.

  1. Greatshield17

    Greatshield17 Catholic Nerd V.I.P Member

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    What would Ievan Polkka sound like in Quenya?
     
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    Thinx Well-Known Member V.I.P Member

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    They didn't teach Quenya at my school unfortunately. Actually I m not sure if Tolkien had invented it when I was at school. I think he based it on Finnish didnt he? So maybe that would be a way to go with pronunciation?
     
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    Yeah he based it off of Finnish grammar, he described discovering the Finnish language as finding an old wine cellar full of luxury wines.
     
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    Ievan Polkka certainly has an interesting history.

     
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    Soleil Well-Known Member

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    From what I understand, Tolkien tried to learn Finnish, but had too much trouble with it. I hadn't heard that Quenya was based on Finnish, but it doesn't surprise me.