Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2001/01/21

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Non-Leitz Leica-fit stuff
From: "Ken Iisaka" <>
Date: Sun, 21 Jan 2001 22:47:09 -0800
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Finnish and Japanese are linguistically similar, as they actually share the
same root.  They have similar grammatical structure, double vowels (like my
surname and TomA's wife's name), and double consonants, and every consonant
is followed by a vowel.

It's actually a cinch for Japanese to pronounce Finnish words, and
vice-versa.  My surname (Iisaka) is sometimes mistaken for Finnish by

> Close.  Nokia is actually Finnish.
> >Jem Kime wrote:
> >
> >> in Germany'. 'Why, or how, on earth did a German company come up with a
> >> name that sounds Japanese?' (HAKOSYN)
> >
> >Gee, Nokia uses a Japanese-sounding name to push its phones...
> >
> >Dante
> >
> >
> >
> Dave Richards
> Littleton, Colorado, USA

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