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"Ĉu la islanda estas pli facila ol la hungara?"

Translation:Is Icelandic easier than Hungarian?

August 8, 2018

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jason524402

Is it? Does anyone know?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/salivanto

I don't know, but my money is on "jes, la hungara estas pli malfacila ol la islanda" - especially for people who already know two Germanic languages.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/pbiegaj1

NO. Every language is easier than Hungarian.

In all seriousness, Hungarian is not a Germanic language. Its not even Indo-European (which includes ever language from Romance to Indo-Iranian). Its actually derived from Finnish, which is its own separate language tree. There's a beautifully illustrated one online if you search for "language tree".

Although assuming the asker of this questions speaks Finnish, then yes, Hungarian would be an easy language to learn.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/th00rn

As far as I know, Hungarian doesn't come from Finnish. Both of them are Finno-Ugric but not one coming from the other.

As IstvnHerdt says, I heard that Hungarians don't understand Finnish. There is also this nice table that compares Finno-Ugric languages :) (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Finno-Ugric_languages#Numbers).


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/IstvnHerdt

I know from hungarians who studied finnish that it is not easier to learn that than any other languages.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/th00rn

I do think Icelandic is easier. For me one of the measures of language difficulty is cases, and Icelandic has 4, while Hungarian 17-18 (http://www.hungarianreference.com/Nouns/).


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MarkLefebv1

La hungara estas unu de la plej malfacila lingvo en la tuta mondo por homoj (kiu parolas la anglan denaske) lerni


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ioannes3.16

Now i understand why they used insulo for island.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/salivanto

Well insulo comes from Latin and is related to familiar words like "insulation" and "peninsula."

https://blogs.transparent.com/esperanto/esperanto-fun-with-etymology/

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