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  • #16
    Originally posted by Borges
    We usually destinguish between Scandinavia (Denmark, Sweden and Norway) and the Nordic Countries (Scandinavia + Finland, Iceland, Greenland and the Faroe Islands).
    That makes a lot of sense.
    Teachers shouldn't let give in to facts and reasoning. That would undermine their authority.
    My former music teacher insisted that since holding down a key on the piano made the note longer, resting the mallet on the bar of a xylophone had to have the same effect. Mere proof of the opposite failed to convince her.
    That is amazing. Some people...
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    • #17
      Isn't the language (Finnish) also one of those strange 'island' languages in the sense that it has almost nothing in common with the languages surrounding it?
      Where's that Ayelsbury chick?
      Three short Gs and a long E-flat™ - UniHoki
      If I'm Murdered, Don't Execute My Killer.
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      • #18
        Originally posted by GILD
        Isn't the language (Finnish) also one of those strange 'island' languages in the sense that it has almost nothing in common with the languages surrounding it?
        Where's that Ayelsbury chick?
        Finish was originated from Hungarian, which originated from Korean. Scandinavian languages originated from old German.
        One for the Road: Harrisonburg's Unicycle gang.

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        • #19
          I always thought it was more Turkish in origin?
          Last edited by GILD; 2005-10-06, 09:52 AM.
          Three short Gs and a long E-flat™ - UniHoki
          If I'm Murdered, Don't Execute My Killer.
          harper
          MikeFule Seager BluntRM
          NAMASTE!
          Dave

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          • #20
            Hmm...maybe I was wrong about that...I seem to remember my father saying something about it being Korean, and he's pretty much always right about geography. I'll have to ask him.
            One for the Road: Harrisonburg's Unicycle gang.

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