Discussion in 'International Tournaments' started by e-e, Aug 30, 2004.
is it finland in finish language?
btw: congrats to victory....nice game by saku and co.
The origin of the word is in dispute, but some say it comes from Suo+maa, or Marshland. The word Finn is of Old Norse origin, and again some have suggested a connection to "fen", i.e. marsh or bog.
The Latin name for what is part of modern day Finland was Fennica. In 98 AD, Roman historian and traveller Tacitus mentions in his work Germania a people called the Fenni, living somewhere in the northeastern Baltic region "in unparallelled squalor and poverty". That's us then.
Note also that the native Lapp people of northern Scandinavia call themselves Sami, which may or may not be related. Anyways, they are a different tribe altogether.
Wow, we're going to learn something on this forum!
As part sÃ¡pmi I've always heard that Suomi is the word SÃ¡pmi spoken with southwestern SÃ¡pmi dialect.
SÃ¡pmi is pronounced like Saam-eeh and no one knows why the diftong for uo in finnish has a slight sound of an a, this is rumoured to come from the sÃ¡pmi language, and that Suomi is really the same word in origin as SÃ¡pmi.
Well... At least it's better than Sweden :lol
There's a joke (I'm not sure where it came from since english is not the native language in either country) but it goes like this: that guy is all swedish and no finnish.
Anyone know where that came from?
when somebody misses an easy scoring chance (in any sport, really), you say:
"guy must be swedish...cause he's sure got no finnish"
we had a guy on our lacrosse team we called Big Swede because he could miss open nets like nobody's business. ironically, he was actually of finnish descent...
..... i like it...thanks a lot...
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