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I'm meeting someone this week named "Pekka", so rather than butcher the pronunciation, I thought I would ask my lovely Finnish Vanguarders ;)

Is it "PECK-AH" or "PECK-EH" or something else? >.>

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Tue Nov 22, 2011 4:19 am
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Obatala wrote:
I'm meeting someone this week named "Pekka", so rather than butcher the pronunciation, I thought I would ask my lovely Finnish Vanguarders ;)

Is it "PECK-AH" or "PECK-EH" or something else? >.>


It is pronounced "VOD-KA"

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Glenn wrote:
Obatala wrote:
I'm meeting someone this week named "Pekka", so rather than butcher the pronunciation, I thought I would ask my lovely Finnish Vanguarders ;)

Is it "PECK-AH" or "PECK-EH" or something else? >.>


It is pronounced "VOD-KA"

/g

:D

And to answer your question, PECK-AH

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http://www.sci.fi/~kajun/finns/Samples/pekka.wav


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What Brorn posted is right.

Rule of thumb for finnish. It's ALWAYS pronounced like it's written.

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Post Re: Pronunciation Question for the Finns
Trinocle wrote:
What Brorn posted is right.

Rule of thumb for finnish. It's ALWAYS pronounced like it's written.


in that case I'm never going to Finland. your language is scary


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Arydia wrote:
Trinocle wrote:
What Brorn posted is right.

Rule of thumb for finnish. It's ALWAYS pronounced like it's written.


in that case I'm never going to Finland. your language is scary


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Brorn wrote:
Arydia wrote:
Trinocle wrote:
What Brorn posted is right.

Rule of thumb for finnish. It's ALWAYS pronounced like it's written.


in that case I'm never going to Finland. your language is scary


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Bah! Better than the demonic language that people call swedish :(

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Trinocle wrote:
What Brorn posted is right.

Rule of thumb for finnish. It's ALWAYS pronounced like it's written.



But... It's written in unpronouncable ways...

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Isita wrote:
Trinocle wrote:
What Brorn posted is right.

Rule of thumb for finnish. It's ALWAYS pronounced like it's written.



But... It's written in unpronouncable ways...


Exactly the point! :D

Look, it works just fine!


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Post Re: Pronunciation Question for the Finns
Trinocle wrote:
Isita wrote:
Trinocle wrote:
What Brorn posted is right.

Rule of thumb for finnish. It's ALWAYS pronounced like it's written.



But... It's written in unpronouncable ways...


Exactly the point! :D

Look, it works just fine!



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Post Re: Pronunciation Question for the Finns
"It's always pronounced like it's written"

"But... It's written in unpronouncable ways..."

That's kind of true. Finns end up using a lot of slang in speech to get around this. Actually speaking the language like it's written formally sounds pretty silly. And so it's a pretty hard language verbally.

Of course this goes for all languages to some extent. English isn't spoken entirely formally either...the gap between written and spoken language is just wider in finnish.

Just want to make this clear because many finns argue "Our language is so easy, you pronounce everything just like it's written!" when in truth the way we speak it is completely different from the written word.

For names and such though, it's a good rule of thumb.


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Pecker.

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You guys rock :D

Also, I've seen Finnish written :| My face nearly fell off trying to read a sentence.

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