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21 lokakuu 2008 @ 17:35
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I just sent a letter to Rosetta Stone to make a request from them to develop a Finnish software and this is their response under the cut:

Thank you for your message. Unfortunately Finnish is not currently in development at Rosetta Stone, but we will consider your inquiry as a request. At this point we have a high number of requests for Finnish. We carefully tally language requests, and they do help shape our development priorities. Again, thank you for your interest. Please revisit our website periodically for any future release information.

With best wishes for your future language learning,



Got that:

We carefully tally language requests, and they DO help shape our development PRIORITIES.

Well, I have a request for you, if you haven't please ask Rosetta Stone to come up with a Finnish software and DO express how much you want to learn the language. B/c we want them to make Finnish their #1 priority, instead of their #11th. The HIGHER the demand for them to do a Finnish software, will give them a GREATER incentive to make Finnish their No. 1. Finnish is not even in development right now, shows how much they care about the language. Well, we got to make them care. Like most companies, Rosetta Stone think with their paychecks. All they care about is money. If Finnish is high in demand, of course they are going to act with their wallets.
So, I'm asking each and every one of you to send Rosetta Stone a POLITE letter expressing your love for the Finnish language to make Finnish their No. 1 priority.

The more ppl, the better.
CelticAngelcelticangel76 on 22. lokakuuta 2008 15:02 (UTC)
I've been begging them for this for two years now. If we can get everyone we know to send in an email requesting it we might finally get one.
swampgirlswampgirl on 23. lokakuuta 2008 04:06 (UTC)
Kiitos! I've been really wanting this!! I will write too!
feie15 on 23. lokakuuta 2008 04:19 (UTC)
Kiva! Everyone should write. We want them to make Finnish their No. 1 priotry. Plus, you guys will get the best software. and you deserve the best.
villegirl17villegirl17 on 27. lokakuuta 2008 08:29 (UTC)
i was wondering if you could do that contact them i mean. just tell me where to go to contact them and how and i'll do it. I have resorted to books and cds from amazon because Rosetta Stone lacks Finnish. What is the number request by the way (just wondering).
villegirl17villegirl17 on 28. lokakuuta 2008 19:38 (UTC)
ok thanks!
feie15 on 29. lokakuuta 2008 02:14 (UTC)
ei kestä
We have a rule that you can't use the word thank you. You are supposed to say "kiitos." You will NOT get deleted or punished in any way for saying "thank you." But we here at Finniprac believe that if you are really serious about learning suomi then you will have to USE all of the word you know for effective learning.
villegirl17villegirl17 on 29. lokakuuta 2008 02:32 (UTC)
Olen Pahoillani! I didn't know and i'm new with actually practicing Finnish but don't worry I'm practicing!!
feie15 on 29. lokakuuta 2008 07:52 (UTC)
Glad to know you're practicing.
interlinginterling on 8. marraskuuta 2008 06:19 (UTC)
Moikka, good idea posting this on here. I just sent in a request to them...I hope there ends up being enough people asking them about it for them to make it!
feie15 on 11. marraskuuta 2008 01:05 (UTC)
Me, too
heartagram_lov on 17. marraskuuta 2008 00:27 (UTC)
I just sent my letter! I have been hoping for a long time they would come out with a finnish version. I guess all we can do now is hope that it comes soon!
feie15 on 17. marraskuuta 2008 00:47 (UTC)

I was thinking that as soon as I get some money in, I could have a contest and the top 3 winners could win a Finnish book for free. But that wouldn't be happening for a long time.

However, back to the subject. If you have alternate email address like yahoo and aol. You could ask for Rosetta Stone for a Finnish software in both. It gives them the illusion that twice as many ppl want it, which will compel them even more to make it.

Oh. well. If they dont, I will just buy more Finnish products and yet you all know what is good.
Samifelhoszakadas on 12. joulukuuta 2008 04:43 (UTC)
Kiitos paljon for the link! I sent them a letter as well, ja I hope we can show them just how many of us there are. (; lol
feie15 on 12. joulukuuta 2008 05:06 (UTC)
I agree
venomous_annievenomous_annie on 24. helmikuuta 2009 02:34 (UTC)
I'll do it as soon as possible :)
lejasiv: melejasiv on 7. tammikuuta 2011 19:37 (UTC)
I have a GREAT book to recommend you guys to help you get started:

Lily Ahonen's Sounds Good - Kuulostaa Hyvältä.

This teaches you not only how to construct grammatically correct sentences and to understand the basic structure and pronunciation, but it also has a lot of other source recommendations on how to further your study in Finnish. There are also some good YouTube videos by native Finnish speakers teaching you the basics. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YhM6p6afSlQ and most of user MaijaValo's tutorials are pretty good too).

And then the follow up book, when you feel more advanced, is just called Kuulostaa Hyvältä.

I have also found the Berlitz Finnish in 60 Minutes to be very helpful with the absolute bare necessities like numbers, greetings and questions, emergency information, stuff like that.

I come from a Finnish family (I live in the US now) and I used to know a lot more Finnish, but this has definitely helped me get back to where I was!

Good luck everyone! Hope this helps a little at least!