Why is 'minä' necessary here? I thought 1st person pronouns weren't necessary?
It's not necessary, and you can, absolutely, say "Ihailen sinua". Flag it if it's not yet accepted. :)
it is still not accepted without minä. I have reported it again
Sometimes when I write with Minä it is considered an error and sometimes it is not accepted without this pronoun!
its the most annoying thing ever
Since "minä" is not necessary, does it sound repetitive when you choose to use it? Is this a way to emphasize the subject of the verb?
It can be used for emphasis.
any reason you could not be plural?
Translating from English to Finnish it can also be 'Ihailen teitä'.
It is still not accepting the verb without Mina. How does one flag it?
Is 'Ihmista' specific to love, or can it be used platonically as well?
Ihmista means people in general. Did you mean to write rakastaa?
No, that answers my question. Thank you!