@vurpo Extremely likely. To the point that in Sweden they're trying to introduce a made-up pronoun inspired by Finnish language. And for once that means they're copying from Finland's, instead of the usual “Finland copies $FOO from the former colonial power”.
@vurpo Also, people from Finland tend to make amusing faces and remarks when I randomly call Finland a “former colony of Sweden” or like in the previous toot I call Sweden the “former colonial (invader) power”. After a few years here it still gets me.
@aperezdc not as much a colony or invader, as just a part of Sweden. The idea of an independent land of Finns didn't even exist until much later, so it's not like the Swedes had anything to "invade" or "colonize". Although from your comment, maybe you already know this
@aperezdc The Swedish language was not really imposed on Finns, it has always just existed here as long as the language itself has existed. But as a consequence of the areas being under Swedish government, all official matters were indeed done in Swedish, while the Finns still spoke Finnish. (Finnish was not really a suitable language for official business anyway at the time, because it lacked a writing system and everything)
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