This article deals with the grammar of the Finnish language (the article "Finnish language" discusses the language in general and contains a quick overview of the grammar). For the ways in which the spoken language differs from the written language, see Colloquial Finnish. Unlike the languages spoken in the other Scandinavian countries, for example Swedish and Norwegian which are North Germanic languages, Finnish is a Uralic language, and is structurally considered an agglutinative language.
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... In Finnish grammar, some toponyms receive external locative suffixes, especially those named for bodies of water, as in Seinäjoella ...
... Finnish English 'huoneessa on sänky' 'there is a bed in the room' The location of the thing whose existence is being stated comes first, followed by its stative verb, followed by the thing ... equivalent, though English can also use the same order Finnish English 'siellä seisoi mies' '(in/out) there stood a man' In the following example ... Finnish English 'huoneessa on sänky' 'there is a bed in the room' 'huoneessa on sänkyjä' 'there are beds in the room' Note that the verb remains ...
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