Saturday, November 1, 2008

משמעת

discipline










itsehillintä

It is really a very interesting word. It is spelled almost the same in every European language and even in Russian. But not in Suomi: Itsehillintä. I guess the Finnish knew disciplin before the Romans brought it to the rest of Europe.

3 comments:

Pietro said...

Beautiful! I really enjoy your designs: they're so lively and spontaneous.

Indrani said...

:)
hmmm... the message...

Ann-Mi said...

Itsehillintä literally means "selfcontrol". And because I'm sitting here with a Finnish-Hungarian dictionary next to me, I can tell you that the Hungarian version is equally strange: "önmérséklet" or "önuralom". I think it's also self-discipline/control... but my Hungarian is too bad to be sure. :)