Star Wars and Finnish

  • Finnish Lecturer Ilmari Ivaska (Photo: Turun yliopisto)
    Finnish Lecturer Ilmari Ivaska (Photo: Turun yliopisto)

Finnish Lecturer Ilmari Ivaska appeared in a feature article on the Website Inverse, "'Star Wars' Languages Owe to Tibetan, Finnish, Haya, Quechua, and Penguins." Ilmari spoke on what gives Finnish a hook with pop culture producers.  "J.R.R. Tolkien studied Finnish and used it as an inspiration when creating the Elvish languages [...] it’s an exemplary case for real languages influencing artificial ones in art.” Read more of what Ilmari has to say about Finnish and Star Wars.

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