420chan now has a web-based IRC client available, right here
Leave these fields empty (spam trap):
Name
You can leave this blank to post anonymously, or you can create a Tripcode by using the float Name#Password
Comment
[*]Italic Text[/*]
[**]Bold Text[/**]
[~]Taimapedia Article[/~]
[%]Spoiler Text[/%]
>Highlight/Quote Text
[pre]Preformatted & Monospace text[/pre]
1. Numbered lists become ordered lists
* Bulleted lists become unordered lists
File

Sandwich


Community Updates

420chan now supports HTTPS! If you find any issues, you may report them in this thread
Suomio by Jenny Ceggletin - Mon, 14 Dec 2015 12:34:00 EST ID:SbLL3rxd No.56367 Ignore Report Quick Reply
File: 1450114440685.jpg -(117583B / 114.83KB, 700x525) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size. 117583
Why didn't the Finnic culture/language spread in Europe? They were there longer than Indo-Europeans.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v3UH-lSm-40
>>
John Tillingshaw - Mon, 14 Dec 2015 16:22:42 EST ID:yoS4oQiI No.56368 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>56367
probably because it's fucking incomprehensible
>>
A Wizard - Tue, 15 Dec 2015 13:20:13 EST ID:G0SxLOMT No.56369 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>56367

They are indo-Europeans, they just fucked more of the mountain ape people who had big butts.
>>
Nathaniel Fadgefotch - Thu, 08 Sep 2016 07:02:39 EST ID:D2yvfH9c No.56852 Ignore Report Quick Reply
1473332559445.jpg -(99451B / 97.12KB, 449x364) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size.
>MFW I'm finnish and we're just a big meme on the Internet.
As for your question, I think our culture didn't spread because of its nature and like the other guy said the language is pretty fucking hard compared to, say, swedish is for germanic people and so on. Our culture is quite introverted, I mean we are basically the opposite to middle-european culture in that sense: we have a large amount of alcohol abuse and domestic violence, suicides etc.

we hole up in our homes and appreciate education, tradition, down-to-earth attitudes (arrogant or hubris folk are secretly hated beyond what is normal and success is bad if it doesn't fall on you personally). Helsinki which is our capital is really a lot different to other places, more so in the north, Helsinki is more of the middle-european progressive type and other places still value family and farms and nature and community etc. The place I hail from is in the south and it's an okay place to live but you can sense the fact that the influencial people here are old and me being gay doesn't ring right with these folk either.
>>
Lydia Goodway - Thu, 08 Sep 2016 12:55:00 EST ID:FqRGTRMQ No.56853 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>56852
Probably also doesn't help that the Finnish "brother" and "sister" cultures (like how the Dutch are connected to the English, the Germans, the Swedish, the Norwegians and the Danes) are probably almost all exterminated or replaced by Russian slavs.

My little brother talked a few days ago how Hungary and Finland are these last remaining links Europe has to the Central-Asian people, and how they just got replaced by slavs everywhere except in Finland and some parts of Hungary.

Keep in mind, I don't know shite about this kind of history so I dunno man.
>>
Nathaniel Diffingwell - Wed, 14 Sep 2016 16:17:06 EST ID:Z+0FxOWZ No.56860 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>56853
I've heard similar things about the Hungarians and Fins. Apparently the languages sound kind of similar to outsiders, but not to each other.

I wouldn't go so far as to say "last remaining links". I know a Ukranian guy who looks steppe as fuck.
>>
Eliza Mellydure - Fri, 16 Sep 2016 17:20:30 EST ID:drL7sWsr No.56868 Ignore Report Quick Reply
1474060830719.jpg -(43701B / 42.68KB, 500x374) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size.
>>56367
maybe it did, and pre-IE europe was split betwixt proto-basques and finns.
>>
Fuck Dommersitch - Wed, 28 Sep 2016 18:23:22 EST ID:5/1MlgNH No.56910 Ignore Report Quick Reply
IE nations were simply extremely numerous compared to other ancient nations most likely because of superior agriculture techniques
>>
Barnaby Smallville - Sat, 01 Oct 2016 16:22:41 EST ID:yktqtAT6 No.56912 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>56910
Except that's not true. The first, largest urban civilizations in the world were Sumerian (then Semitic/Akkadian) and Egyptian - NOT Indo-European speakers.
After that, you've got China representing about half of the TOTAL human population for a good 2000 years. Oh, and around the turn of the last millennium, the densest and largest urban populations on the planet were in Central America.

Indo-European speaking groups were never the most numerous on earth, not up until Europeans started colonizing everywhere and destroying every other language group.
>>
Molly Noffingwit - Sat, 08 Oct 2016 05:39:08 EST ID:BYWVJoFN No.56928 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>56912
lets be real, thats how every group became dominant in its own time and sphere
>>
Fanny Pushdit - Thu, 08 Dec 2016 21:09:56 EST ID:YEmgtMe4 No.57007 Ignore Report Quick Reply
1481249396352.jpg -(180578B / 176.35KB, 1200x926) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size.
>>56367
Probably because Finland was never a particularly big population center throughout most of history nor was it ever a major central trading center.

Also, yes, the fact that the language is absolute bonkers likely didn't help.
>>
Reuben Smallridge - Tue, 17 Jan 2017 00:25:51 EST ID:GwUD1vEi No.57042 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Because Indo-Europeans domesticated horses and invented war chariots.

Also it did spread, much of the northern part of European Russia is made of Republics with significant Finno-Ugric populations.
>>
Nigel Doffingtat - Thu, 26 Jan 2017 00:31:36 EST ID:ueQZvpy5 No.57050 Ignore Report Quick Reply
finno-ugrics spread out toward the urals and siberia

I-Es spread out to western europe and even then it was not complete cultural assimilation until the roman era as there are many pre IE european holdouts in antiquity (etruscans, nuragics, eteocretans/cypriots, paleoiberians plus the forefathers to the basques)
>>
Ebenezer Dishson - Wed, 03 May 2017 16:13:34 EST ID:8gNEOVqK No.57175 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>57007i know this whole crazy finnish meme is great but this doesnt look any more complex than latin really. it starts with a root word and branches off into a few different word meanings depending on how you use the root, then each word has different tenses and forms depending on context, like how you have to conjugate verbs and decline nouns in latin. It's confusing as fuck for an english speaker, but so is Latin to be fair, it's just a little easier because we happen to still use a lot of latin roots.


Report Post
Reason
Note
Please be descriptive with report notes,
this helps staff resolve issues quicker.