I'm a native Finn and really bored so if anyone has Finnish related questions i would like to answer the best I can.
Take a look at the Finnish forum sometimes, sorting by new? :D
And maybe edit your profile to add that you are a Finn. Sometimes I see people asking a question, then someone answers and... it turns out the answer is wrong, because that person was just another student who misunderstood a grammar point, and not a native with the correct answer. So I try to look at people's profile to know their native language, but no one ever add it, arghhhh /o\
Thanks for the offer! I have plenty of questions but at the moment need some time to digest the stuff learned already and finnish the current course in a week or 2. ;-)
It's an awesome course, but definitely not the easiest especially since the tips aren't all available yet. Quite enjoyable though.
Great offer! Kiitos !! I am fortunate to have a native Finn as my partner and she is able to correct and guide me as I explore the language. Being able to access DL as well as other on-line resources helps to bring me closer to this country (and the people) that I have learned to love but sadly cannot visit this year due to Covid. If you could somehow help me to roll my 'R's' that would be most appreciated :)
Place the tip of your tongue against the so-called alveolar ridge (the bumpy thing at the top of your mouth cavity) and roll the outsides of the tongue up to create an almost airtight pocket, just like when you say a d. Leave the tongue relaxed and blow air through you mouth, while keeping the tongue in place. You might have to adjust the pressure you apply with your tongue. Too much - no air will go through, too little - too much air will go through. The right amount of air should make the tip of your tongue "vibrate" or "roll". If you add a voice sound to this roll, you have your rolled r.
It's been 3 days plus - I don't think the OP is coming back. There were similar posts by natives to help learners with Swedish or Danish. The Swede never answered anything (if I remember correctly) & the Dane answered most questions with variants of 'that's a good question; I don't have an answer.'