RE: Emotion Selection

O'Regan, Emlyn (
Fri, 16 Jul 1999 12:50:20 +1000

Some finns I knew told me that their language is actually quite divergent from other european languages, from the same area. Apparently its a little island out on its own, and shares more structurally with some asian languages than with those of its neigbours.

Anybody got more info than "some guy told me"?


> > |English: pride, envy, wrath, sloth, lust, greed, and gluttony.
> > |Swedish: högmod, avund, vrede, lättja, vällust, girighet och frosseri.
> > Finnish: ylpeys, kateus, viha, velttous, himo, ahneus ja mässäily.
> Im surprised there isnt more similarity between Swedish and Finnish.
> Are they not of common origin, like English and German? spike