What’s that bright light in the sky?

Today was a gorgeous day in Helsinki, Finland! Just want to announce that!

It got up to around 8°C, with blue skies and the sun shining.

Here’s some pictures:

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Sunrise

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Blue skies outside of Viikin tiedepuisto campus.

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Blue, cloudless skies on the way to the bus stop. Glorious!

Sunrise on Feb 10, 2015

Sunrise on Feb 10, 2015

Had my first exam in my daytime Finnish class. Hope to find out tomorrow how I did. If she doesn’t count off too much for spelling (hahaha), then I might do okay.

11 thoughts on “What’s that bright light in the sky?

  1. Beautiful! It’s cold here, slightly above freezing today, but supposed to get down about 10 degrees (F) below freezing tonight, and that is supposed to be the high Sunday! No snow. I would just as soon have some snow if we are going to be so cold!

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  2. Yep, we’re entering my second favorite time of the year. Summer is awesome, of course, but I *love* February and March. Snow on the ground still, cold (usually!) but SUNNY! It’s so wonderful to be out of the dark cloudy days of winter. 😀

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  3. After two and a half weeks of really cold weather here in Aveyron, France, it got up to 9-10° yesterday, and I can say it practically felt like spring! There is still a bit of stray snow but by today it will be gone at our altitude.

    Looks like a beautiful day in Helsinki..

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  4. FWIW, you should try to make more effort with spelling (and maybe finding syllables) than you would perhaps in other languages. Finnish is essentially phonetic language, so your literary skills will support your oral skills. It will also help you get on top of compound words, so shake yourself out of any habit of sloppy reading and writing, should you have one. It’s just so very different to English, so you might want to be aware of it.

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    • I’m working on the spelling. Once I can hear the difference in the vowels and when there is a double or single consonant, that will help. I’m having trouble with the umlat letters, since those don’t exist in English. Our first test was more for comprehension. She corrected the spelling, but let it go markings-wise, if she felt she could understand what we were trying to say. The next test, however, she said she would be counting off for spelling. Ack!

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      • Practising the pronunciation will help you hear the difference.
        Umlauts are easy: Ä and Ö (and Y) are pronounced in the front of your mouth. It’s easy to notice when saying A (O,U) and moving to Ä (Ö,Y). That won’t help with remembering them, though.
        Have you talked about vowel harmony yet?

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