Monthly Archives: February 2012

Languages in the Contact Zone: An Insight into the Origins of Baltic-Finnic Languages

by Krister SK Vasshus The Baltic languages are considered to be archaic due to the the similarity of their features to the linguistic ancestor of the modern Indo-European (IE) languages: the Proto-Indo-European language. Lithuanian is thought to be the most conservative off all IE languages spoken today. The history of the Baltic languages isn’t straightforward; […]

Tomorrow’s Election: Is Finland Ready for a Gay President?

by Kristofer Jäntti This Sunday Finland will elect herself a brand new president to follow the two terms of Conan O’Brien’s look-alike Tarja Halonen. The question at hand is: is Finland ready continue on its progressive path and elect a gay man as head of the country and armed forces? Pekka Haavisto, the favourite of […]

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