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Where can I find info on Name day? I have been told that each Finnish person has a Birthday and a Name day 461 21.3.2001 The best way to find out about Finnish name days is to buy yourself a calendar or an almanac that has a list of Finnish male and female names. The Finnish almanac has 361 Finnish female names and 354 Finnish male names; the Swedish almanac version has 263 female names and 264 male names. Most names the Finnish use can be found on the almanac, but some new ones cannot be found on almanacs, these names do not have an official name day at all. You will find calendars and almanacs e.g. in bookshops. If you want to learn more about Finnish names, you might take a look at http://www.eponym.org/hq.html There are many Finnish name links and also a pronunciation guide. A fairly good web page is also http://www.genealogia.fi/nimet/nimi36qs.htm…
Our company needs the text (in English or in Russian) of Finland Securities Market Act (1989 year, No 495). Where can we find it? Our company is situated in… 558 21.3.2001 Please contact the Library of Parliament. The Securities Market Act (arvopaperimarkkinalaki 495/1989) is available in English. The library has interlending services, tel. +35894323450, email: kirjasto_kaukopalvelu@eduskunta.fi The text is in Internet in Finnish: http://finlex.om.fi/stp.html , you can choose the year 1989, the laws are in numerical order.
Are Finland's telephone white pages soon to be available on the internet?Tnaks 754 16.3.2001 Here are a few Internet-links you can look. Some of them are in Finnish and you must register. Some of the information is free of charge and some isn't. http://www.numeronetti.fi/kayttoohjeet/index.html , http://www.0100100.com/ . You can look in English http://cc.inet.fi/cgi-bin/gwis/Site?26OAA3C47.k9lpQ_Xil7OeG2ypBryC8dCQ… .
I am looking for information about a language called "skolta", which is spoken in the north of Finland 129 15.3.2001 Skolt is a very small language spoken by the Skolts, a group of Lappish people, living in the most north-northeastern part of Finnish Lapland and in the north-western part of Russia. There are only about one thousand Skolt-speakers left, half of them in Finland. Even these very few people speak various dialects, which can differ drastically even from village to village. So if your main wish is to be able to comumunicate with the parents of a friend I recommend sticking to English, and asking your friend to teach you a couple of phrases. But if you are interested in the language beside that, you could start with reading an article "Saamic" (pp.43-95) in "The Uralic Languages" / ed.by Daniel Abondolo. Routledge, London and New York, 1998…
Dear friends, would you, please, help me to find out any Master of Divinity level program in any of the Finnish seminaries or universities that would be needed… 1344 14.3.2001 The Faculty of Theology at University of Helsinki provides higher education in theology. Besides the University of Helsinki, there are only two institutions of higher education in Finland where theology can be studied: the Swedish-speaking Faculty of Theology at Åbo Akademi University in Turku, and at the University of Joensuu in Eastern Finland. In order to study theology you should contact University of Helsinki and from there you can get information if it is possible to study from abroad. The Faculty has good contacts with theological faculties in Scandinavia, the Baltic States, Western Europe and North America. Contact Information is Faculty of Theology P.O.Box 33 (Aleksanterinkatu 7) FIN-00014 University of Helsinki Finland. The…
I am looking for an index of Sami (Lapp) names - if possibile on the internet, but if not in print. 121 13.3.2001 Sorry, it is not possible to find Sami names in the internet. They are in the book Yliopiston nimipäiväalmanakka 1999 (email: almanakka@helsinki.fi), the Almanac Office at University of Helsinki. It is a little book (20 FMK).
I am looking for information about gender preference with parents in unborn/born child. 462 12.3.2001 I found some full-text articles of son preference in the EBSCO article database. I'll email them to you each separately. In the union catalog of the Finnish university libraries LINDA there were following references: Thomson, Elizabeth: Gender and the value of children. Madison, Wis. : University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1988 Stattin, Håkan: The short- and the long-term implications for parent-child relations of parents' prenatal preferences for their... Stockholm : University of Stockholm, 1989 Stattin, Håkan: Delinquency as related to parents' preferences for their child's gender : a research. Stockholm : University of Stockholm, 1989 And some article references from the medical database Medscape: Marleau JD, Berthiaume M, Saucier JF,…
I am trying to find out what the national anthem of Finland is and what it sounds like. 523 23.2.2001 The Finnish national anthem is "Maamme" ("Our Land" in English) by Fredrik Pacius. You will find more information on the anthem on the Internet: virtual.finland.fi/finfo/english/maamme.html. On this site you can listen to the anthem sung by the Polytech Choir. From the page there is a link leading to virtual.finland.fi/finfo/english/hymnieng, where you will find the words of the anthem in Finnish, Swedish and English, plus sheet music.
Can you help me to begin learning finish languge and finish grammar? I am bulgarian and I can use russian and english. 112 22.2.2001 Dear Ms. ..., I recommend you to check via http://www.kirjastot fi the database of your nearest library. Using the subject heading "suomen kieli kielikurssit" or "kielikurssit suomen kieli" you should see the availability of both books, cassette-courses and even cd-roms. The cassette-courses come in packages, which contain both the recordings and the books.
Can you help me to begin learning finnish languge and finnish grammar? I am bulgarian and I can use russian and english like help languges. 137 22.2.2001 Jyväskylä library has the following books that might be of use to you: 1) First Finnish (by Leena Horton), includes a text book and an exercise book) 2) Finski jazyk dlja natsinajustsih: kurs intensivnogo samoobutsenija (by Pavel Razinov) 3) Survival course in Finnish for foreigners (by Eeva Piirainen) 4) Finnish for foreigners (by Maija-Mielikki Aaltio) In addition to books, in Jyväskylä there are excellent language courses. You can get more information by telephoning to the following number: 626 597 (Jyväskylä folk institute) If you live somewhere else in Finland, try contacting the local folk institute (that's kansalaisopisto in Finnish).
I was lookin for some Info. on Emily Jane Bronte she died on Dec.19,1848 and I want the report of how she died? and was asking you if you can look back and… 540 21.2.2001 Emily caught a cold at his brothers funeral and never left home again. She died of tuberculosis on December 19, 1848, also at the age of thirty, and never knew the great success of her only novel Wuthering Heights, which was published almost exactly a year before her death on December 19, 1848. http://www.geocities.com/CollegePark/1380/emily.htm for further information please use Google http://www.google.com/ and type "Emily Jane Bronte" +died.
I want to know the average cost of living including house rent, food etc. per month in Finland particularly in Helisinki. 120 15.2.2001 Statistics Finland compiles the official statistics concerning whole Finland. Their main page: http://www.tilastokeskus.fi/index_en.html Income and Consumption (includes household expenditures): http://www.tilastokeskus.fi/tk/tp/tasku/taskue_tulot.html Housing (includes average rents of rented dwellings): http://www.tilastokeskus.fi/tk/tp/tasku/taskue_asuminen.html Prices and costs (includes selected food prices): http://www.tilastokeskus.fi/tk/tp/tasku/taskue_hinnat.html Finland in figures, all kinds of statistics about everyday life in Finland: http://www.tilastokeskus.fi/tk/tp/tasku/suomilukuina_en.html The pages above give information on the whole Finland. Statistics concerning Helsinki are compiled by Tietokeskus (http://www.hel.…
Where could I find Internet address of companies offering postal mail services, such as mailboxes in Helsinki? Thank You 433 14.2.2001 If you wish to find out where there are post offices in Helsinki, or anything else about the postal services offered by the Finnish post company, please send an e-mail to the Finland Post Ltd, whose e-mail address can be clicked in their Internet page (in English): http://www.posti.fi/english/index.html I am sorry if I have misunderstood your question, in which case please try to rephrase it and ask again.
Rolf Nevanlinna prizes 467 29.1.2001 You can find information on the Rolf Nevanlinna prizes on the Internet. For example use Google (www.google.com) and search for "Rolf Nevanlinna prize" or "Rolf Nevanlinna palkinto". Both searches return many links to Internet sites that mention the prize. The web site for Fields medals and Rolf Nevanlinna Prize (http://elib.zib.de/IMU/medals/) tells the history of the Rolf Nevanlinna prize and gives information on the prize winners.
Do you hold a list of the publishing companies in Helsinki? Would like to know who the top 5 publishing companies are in Helsinki, Finland. 657 29.1.2001 The Finnish publishing companies can be found on the internet http://booknet.cultnet.fi/kustant/ It's a bit hard to rank them, but here is the ranking list The WSOY Group is Finland's largest publishing house and the market leader in general literature and educational materials: http://www.wsoy.fi/ The Edita Group: http://www1.edita.fi/ Gummerus Kustannus Oy http://www.gummerus.fi/kustannus/ Otava publishing company http://www.otava.fi/ and Weilin+Göös Oy http://www.wg.fi/ Kustannusosakeyhtiö Tammi http://www.tammi.net/ Some of the publishing companies homepages contain the information only in finnish. If you are looking for publishing companies which specialise on some area, e.g. medicine then then the ranking list would be would be…
Dear librarian, I would like to find the book I once have seen in some collection but never have find in any bookstore or e-directory. That is an album of… 198 25.1.2001 May be you have this book in mind: Leikola, Anto: Taiteilijaveljekset von Wright - Suomen kauneimmat lintumaalaukset. Otava, Helsinki 1986. ISBN 9511092316. It is available in most Finnish libraries. The fith edition (year 2000) is on sale in bookstores. Here are some adresses to bookstores which you can contact by Internet: http://kauppa.akateeminen.com/ http://www.suomalainen.com http://www.meteori.com/ http://www.bol.fi/ Or may be you mean this book: Linnut / veljekset von Wright. Tammi, Helsinki, 1993. ISBN 951-31-0157-6. It is much larger book, 534 pages, with drawings of brothers von Wright. It is available in Helsinki City Library, but only as a reference book in Main Library.
I would be comming to HUT as a Phd student. i would like to join to join this public library for borrowing books. Could you please give me information on how… 472 10.1.2001 Espoo city library gives information in adress http://www.espoo.fi/kirjasto/ . You can choose English language and You'll find links "Using our service", "Libraries" etc.
Would like information and a picture of Finlands first president, Karlo Julo Stahlberg? 450 3.1.2001 The easiest way to get information about and a picture of Kaarlo Juho Ståhlberg (note the spelling, Ståhlberg with so called swedish o) is from Internet. I used Google search engine http://www.google.com/ , searched the name as a phrase "Kaarlo Juho Ståhlberg", and found some useful pages: http://www.kansallisbiografia.fi/english.html (National Biography of Finland, large article and a good picture of young Ståhlberg; easiest way to search is to browse "index of biographies"). http://www.kolumbus.fi/antti.arjonen/esseet/presidentit.html (good picture) http://virtual.finland.fi/elections/president2000/english/presidency.ht… (information in English) http://www.hel.fi/artmuseum/svenska/veisto/kj_stahlberg.htm (statue of pr. Ståhlberg in…
I am interested in the comparision of the Standard of Living between Finland and the UK, e.g. cost of rent, cars, day-today living etc. Could you send me… 753 28.12.2000 You will find a lot of information of living in Finland in the book of Victoria Pybus Live & work in Scandinavia (1995). A useful site is the Guide for moving to Finland of the Finnish Labour Administration http://www.mol.fi/migration/muuttaja.html If you are interested in general information of the Finnish society and way of living you'll find it e.g. in Virtual Finland http://virtual.finland.fi/ of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Finland. For statistical information of Finland there is the Finland in Figures on the site of the Statistics Finland http://www.stat.fi/tk/tp/tasku/suomilukuina.html (in Finnish) or http://www.stat.fi/tk/tp/tasku/suomilukuina_en.html (in English) Links to sites for basic information for foreigners and…
Where does the last name "Leija" come from? Is it from Finland? 1318 13.12.2000 Word "leija" is a Finnish word indeed. In English it is translated as "a kite". The noun "leija" comes from the verb "leijata" or "leijua" (to flow). In the old or dialectal Finnish language "leija" can also mean "a bridal veil". Leija is not a very much used word as a surname but surely it can be used. In the telephone catalogue of Helsinki there is only one person with the family name Leija. Leija can also be used in compound family names such as Leijavuori (a rough translation: Kite Mountain). There is no record of Leija as a first name.