Korean language has so many similarities with Finnish language it’s scary. Both Finnish and Korean are agglutinative languages – meaning we twist and turn all words insanely, remove something and add some crap instead, use no space bar and happily think it’s natural and totally okay. It makes non-native speakers crazy. I was just tutoring my Chinese flatmate for her Finnish exam and I have to say Finnish grammar drove me crazy too. What the heck is plural partitive or reciprocal pronoun? Pitäkää tunkkinne – as we Finns say. But I’m glad I’m not a native English speaker, it’s a great deal easier to learn Korean with Finnish background.
If you Finns want to learn Korean, you probly should start with Kanjikaveri‘s website. That was a great help when I started to learn Japanese and his Korean grammar pages look good.
Oh, I finally got confirmation from Ajou, that I’ve been granted free housing on campus and that I was actually accepted into the University too. So maybe I’m really going. Next step is to start doing serious paperwork, apply for study grants and watch Korean drama (it’s called language training)!