Naava wrote:These are called supistumaverbi in Finnish: they're verbs that have
A) a vowel stem with 2-3 syllables, which ends in either a long vowel or two short vowels*, and
B) a consonant stem that ends in -t.
*this looks like a diphthong, but the vowels belong to different syllables
SomehowGeekyPolyglot wrote:What about puhua and (hän) puhuu? Because you said that two short vowels could also look like a diphtong, I am wondering if puhuu really is pronounced with a long vowel, as I used to think. Yes, this is a beginner's question . But I am a beginner anyway. So is it pronounced puhuu or puhu-u?
Naava wrote:Beginner questions as just as welcome as any other type of questions! No, you haven't been mistaken - it is pronounced ['puɦu:].
SomehowGeekyPolyglot wrote:Thank you for your answer.
And because of all this energy you put into writing posts like these, I know that you love Finnish! Just admit it!
But I'd still like to know if you were among the watchers as well.
Naava wrote:But I'd still like to know if you were among the watchers as well.
Sorry, but I wasn't. I prefer reading over listening, so I rarely watch videos.
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