what-i-found-upside-down

what-i-found-upside-down:

So I’m losing myself on Wikipedia when I found out this and I felt like I needed to share it…

I was thinking, “Wow, look at Sanskit!”

But then I scrolled down…

What the actual fuck????

Swedish, Finnish, and Estonian…infinity? What??

It would seem that: “The Finnish language uses free forming of composite words: new words can even be formed during a conversation.”

Umm, okay?

By the way: “In Estonian it’s possible to create very long words by converting the first word into the next word’s genitive, forming a compound which can be infinite…”

That’s unusual…

And apparently: “…Swedish grammar makes it possible to create infinite words.”

What. Does. That. Even. Mean.

I’m not exactly a linguist so I cannot fully comprehend all this but I next time someone starts complaining about how weird English is, e.g. “they’re/their/there,” I’m just going to start laughing.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_longest_words

a-word-is-worth-1000-meanings

a-word-is-worth-1000-meanings:

The partitive is a very important case in Finnish, and it is often used to express plurals (in the singular)

It takes four different endings based on the vowel-set used in the original word (see Finnish Notes #4) and the length of the vowels in the original word.

If there is a long vowel or…