Pronunciation of the vowels is easier if you have a sense where the vowels are pronounced. The first video
demonstrates where the vowels are pronounced and the second video focuses on the vowel duration.
- There are 8 vowels in Finnish: a, e, i, o, u, y, ä, ö
- a, o and u are called back vowels because you pronounce them your tongue down and back in your mouth.
- e, i, ä, ö and y are called front vowels, because you pronounce them your tongue up and front in your mouth.
- The vowels have two durations, short and long. Compare:
- tapan (I kill)
- tapaan (I meet)
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