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Is Finnish an Indo-European language?

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Linguists do not think so. They place it in a different family altogether. But I recognize many native Finnish words in English and French, which are Indo-European.

huone, huono = home, homely

kuka, -kö, -ko = who, what, which; Fr. qui, que, quoi

tuoli, istua = stool, sit

luulla = to be deluded

leipä = loaf

minun = me, my, mine

he, heidän = they, them, their, theirs

hän = he, she

seitsemän = seven

vaimo = wife, woman

meri = maritime, marine

There are many more, but I fear to include words that are either not native Finnish or not true cognates.

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