MINULLA ON KYSYMYS KYSYMYKSISTÄ

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MINULLA ON KYSYMYS KYSYMYKSISTÄ

Postby Jnɨɨñɨ » 2011-08-26, 2:28

I've got a question about questions.

Both 'mihin' and 'minne' mean 'where to?', 'whither?'.
And both 'koska' and 'mollion' mean 'when?'.

But, is there a diference between these word pairs?

My 'dear grammar book' says:
mihin where to, whither (more precise)
minne where to, whither (less precise)

I looked up both words in the dictionary already, but they seem to mean one and the same thing.
What is the difference? Why 'more/less precise'?

Also 'koska' and 'milloin' seem to mean the same.
Could you give any examples?

Thanks, folks!
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Re: MINULLA ON KYSYMYYS KYSYMYYKSISTÄ

Postby Miumau » 2011-08-26, 15:36

To me the pairs "mihin/minne" and "koska/milloin" have exactly the same meanings, respectively. Maybe it's a regional or dialectical thing, which one to use (I'm from the Helsinki region).

So, to me, the following mean exactly the same:
Mihin olet menossa? Minne olet menossa?
Where are you going?

Same for these:
Milloin tulet? Koska tulet?
When will you come?

However, those are fairly general questions. Mihin does have also the specific (or more precise) meaning into what/which?, when going physically inside something. It is in fact the question word "mikä" in illative case.

For example:
Mihin noista taloista aiot muuttaa?
Into which one of those houses are you moving?

But you can't say: Minne noista taloista aiot muuttaa?
But this is ok: Minne aiot muuttaa? (Where are you going to move?)

I think the meaning is different from the more general "where to" meaning, which "mihin" also has.
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Re: MINULLA ON KYSYMYYS KYSYMYYKSISTÄ

Postby Miumau » 2011-08-26, 15:46

Oh, and as a side note, the title of the thread should be "Minulla on kysymys kysymyksistä" :)

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Re: MINULLA ON KYSYMYYS KYSYMYYKSISTÄ

Postby Jnɨɨñɨ » 2011-08-27, 23:57

Jnɨɨñɨ wrote:My 'dear grammar book' says:
mihin where to, whither (more precise)
minne where to, whither (less precise)


Miumau wrote:For example:
Mihin noista taloista aiot muuttaa?
Into which one of those houses are you moving?

But you can't say: Minne noista taloista aiot muuttaa?


Ohh... so that's what they meant.
It is clear now! Thank you, teacher! :wink:

Miumau wrote:Oh, and as a side note, the title of the thread should be "Minulla on kysymys kysymyksistä" :)


Oops :mrgreen: True, true.
I've fixed it.

Thank you so much for your answer, really.

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