• Language: Finglish
  • Alternate names: American Finnish
  • Language code: dfinf
  • Language family: Uralic, Finnic, Coastal Finnic, Neva, North Finnic, Nuclear Finnish
  • Dialect of: Finnish
  • Number of speakers: Extinct
  • Script: Latin script

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    Finnish placenames in topograhpic maps in Michigan, US.

    Finglish is a mixture of English and Finnish that was spoken by Finnish immigrants in USA and Canada. The term Finglish was introduced by professor Martti Nisonen in 1920s in Hancock, Michigan to describe a linguistic phenomenon he encountered in America.

    In Finglish the English lexical items are nativized and inserted into the framework of Finnish morphology and syntax.

    The Verb

    Finglish verbs

    FinglishEnglishModern Finnish
    rikomentatato recommendsuositella
    pläännätato plansuunnitella
    juusatato usekäyttää
    leijatato playsoittaa

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