Finnish, Kven, Kvennish, suomi, kveenin kieli, kainun kieli

Facts

  • Language: Finnish, Kven, Kvennish, suomi, kveenin kieli, kainun kieli
  • Alternate names: Kven, North Finnish
  • Language code: fkv
  • Language family: Uralic, Finnic
  • Number of speakers: 5000
  • Script: Latin script

(redirected from Languages.Kven)

Introduction

The Kven language is spoken mostly by the Kven population in Northern Norway. From a linguistic point of view the Kven language is a mutually intelligible dialect of Finnish, but for political and historical reasons it received in 2005 status of a legal minority language in Norway, within the framework of the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages.

The Verb

Sample verb: saađa 'to get'

INDICATIVE CONDITIONAL IMPERATIVE
Present Past
Sg.1 saan sain saisin -
Sg.2 saat sait saisit saa
Sg.3 saapi sai sais saakhoon
Pl.1 saama saima saisima saama
Pl.2 saatta saitta saisitta saakkaa
Pl.3 saađhään saathiin saatais saakhoot
Passive saađhään saathiin saatais saatakhoot