12 July 2006

(Yet another) Finglish Birthday Card

For one reason and many I haven't had much opportunity to create this week and so my one creative act was this rush job of a birthday card. I'm only posting this because I'm not sure I'll have chance to make and post anything else before I go away on Friday and that'll mean a lot of time before I get round to posting anything again.


hevos-tyttotxt
toilettxt


Sofia is Finnish and visited Liverpool with her family around this time last summer. Noticing that I was left out of most of the conversations as the only monolingual anglophone in the house, Sofia took it upon herself to tutor me in Suomen kieli. I believe I've mentioned this before. She made flash cards with various words and I demonstrated my understanding by combining the words to make weird characters - lisko-mies, pallo-poika etc. One such weird character that I suggested but didn't actually draw at the time was horse girl - hevonen-tyttö. Sofia quickly corrected me and pointed out that she would actually be called hevos-tyttö. Sofia, like many girls, is rather fond of horses and I got the impression that hevos-tyttö sounded like quite a good friend to Sofia. Accordingly, for Sofia's birthday this week, I quickly scribbled the above card with felt tips.

Off to Bakewell for a wedding on Friday and then to a Yorkshire Dales barn for a few days trafficlessness so if I don't post something tomorrow (and I need to hunt down a haircut) then I won't post anything until at least the middle of next week. Tara until then...

4 comments:

marja-leena said...

What fun you have with Finnish language and what fun I have reading about it! Have a good break!

doppelganger said...

yeah... tara...

Molly Bloom said...

Lovely images - it's great fun playing with words and then making images from them.

Have a great break.

Dem said...

Thanks all - I'll try my best!