Finnish interpreter

Finnish Translation

A Finnish translation can be challenging.  Finnish is the official language of Finland.  Along with Swedish, it is spoken by the more than 4.5 million residents of the country of Finland. It is also used by the 1 million strong emmigrants around the world including in most Australian cities such as Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Canberra.   Finnish belongs to the Uralic Altaic family of languages and falls under the subsection of Finno Ugric languages. It is also called Suomi and is the official minority language in Sweden.  This information is all important when performing a Finnish translation.

Historically the origin of the Finnish language can be traced back to the pre-Christian era when Balto Finnic languages came into existence. Eventually after the annexation of Finland at the hands of Sweden, Swedish turned into the official language with Finnish only being used as an oral language. However modern ay Finnish can be attributed to the work of Elias Lonnrot. He was primarily responsible for improving the status of Finnish, developing new vocabulary and the development of Standard Finnish.  An accurate Finnish translator or interpreter will understand this background and history to conduct an accurate Finnish translation.

When conducting a Finnish translation a translator must be aware of the exclusive grammatical traits include a nominative- accusative morphosyntactic alignment and two object cases: partitive and accusative. The accusative case stands for a completed action while the partitive case implies an incomplete action. There are many frequentative and momentane verb categories each with its own set of diverse suffixes. English speakers find the suffixed markers for the various cases: accusative, partitive and genetive difficult to learn. Finnish also has regular agglutination.

Your Finnish translator, or Finish as some people spell it in error, will understand that Finnish has borrowed words from various languages like Baltic, Germanic, Turkic and Iranian in the distant past. However more recently the biggest contributors are Russian, Swedish and English.

The Finnish translator will also understand that the major dialects of Finnish include Eastern and the Western Dialects. They only differ in terms of diphthongs, rhythm and vowels. The Western dialect is greatly linked with Estonian and is spoken in Finland proper while the Eastern dialect is used in the Savo region. Apart from the dialects the language also has two varieties called Standard Finnish and spoken Finnish. Standard Finnish is used in formal situations while spoken Finnish as the name suggests is used in daily life and in entertainment media.

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