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Finnish vs. Estonian

Hello everyone! Welcome back our next challenge of the Versus Series is Finnish vs. Estonian!!!

In case you are unfamiliar with this challenge here is the discussion were we talked about it and the other competitions are here as well: https://www.duolingo.com/comment/25125242


We are going to put each language to challenge each other in 3 categories. 1. How it sounds (spoken) 2. How is sings (sung) 3. How it looks (written)

Now, what you have to do is vote! Choose who's your winner in this round. DON'T FORGET: we would like you to write in great detail why you chose the language you voted for. Let's start!

Finnish -

  1. Spoken: https://youtu.be/FxrCNf8utsE
  2. Sung: https://youtu.be/Yzy7GJepNwU
  3. Written: Kaikki ihmiset syntyvät vapaina ja tasavertaisina arvoltaan ja oikeuksiltaan. Heille on annettu järki ja omatunto, ja heidän on toimittava toisiaan kohtaan veljeyden hengessä.

Estonian -

  1. Spoken: https://youtu.be/Vbpr0ryoroA
  2. Sung: https://youtu.be/1138Ck2xe7Q
  3. Written: Kõik inimesed sünnivad vabadena ja võrdsetena oma väärikuselt ja õigustelt. Neile on antud mõistus ja südametunnistus ja nende suhtumist üksteisesse peab kandma vendluse vaim.
November 23, 2017



Haha not very many times Estonian pops up here! ESTONIA FOR LIFE )))


Definitely FINNISH.

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    My vote goes to Finnish! There such an interesting flow to Finnish that I like.


    Same here. Not to mention vowel harmony...


    Estonian! One of my favourite languages, really interesting to listen to and the way its written. Really cool lingo. :D


    Definitely voting for Estonian! It's such a beautiful languages, one of the things that made me want to learn it in the first place. I think it sounds a lot "smoother" than Finnish - which has way too many Äs for my liking, lol - and Õ is an undeniably cool-looking letter.

    Although as far as songs go... I think Finnish and Estonian are tied. I love Haloo Helsinki - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SajBw1rmGgA - but Lähedal is such a fun-sounding song! - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b7I94lIcLZk

    Aga minu meelest ikka veel on eesti keel parem! Eesti keel on kõige ilusam keel maailmas ja armastan teda. <3

    (...Olen algaja, lol :( )


    I'm going for Estonian! It's a beautiful language, I'd like to learn it sometime.


    My native language!


    You should do a poetry round as the fourth duel! :)


    Sure, how would you suggest to do it?


    They are both my favorite languages and it is almost impossible for me to cheese which one i prefer. This time i will vote for Estonian. Cheers from your southern neighbors, Eesti. :)


    Finnish wins for me. I have a little bias given it was the first language I ran into and began to love, but it deserves the win in my opinion!

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