Video: Overview of the Finnish Language (Suomalainen)

Finnish language overview video

The lowdown on Finnish

In this video, Paul gives a great overview of Finnish including its history, where it is spoken (global distribution), the evolution of its writing system, an overview of how the language works, what other languages have influenced it, what regional varieties exist and much more.

Paul includes example samples of the Finnish language to illustrate the main points of how the language works - super helpful for folks just getting started and interesting in general for language geeks like me.

Words from the videographer

This video is a mini-documentary about the Finnish Language. First I investigate the history of the Finnish language before dissecting some of its important features.

Fun facts about Finnish speakers

Finnish is spoken by 5.2 million people in Finland with another 589,000 speakers living elsewhere. Roughly 276,000 people speak Finnish as a second language.

About LangFocus

I've been a big fan of the LangFocus YouTube channel for quite some time now.

I visit it regularly to deepen my knowledge about languages in general - the videos are both academic and entertaining, a great combo!

The LangFocus creator, Paul, hails from Canada and is a language lover and polyglot who creates a wide variety of videos about languages and language learning. His work is supported by his listeners via Patreon.

Paul @langfocus you rock!

Keep up the goods :) I want to interview you for an upcoming podcast.