User talk:Drieakko/The friendly

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Where did you get this information from?[edit]

It must be noted that Finns are genetically Germanic people that switched their earlier Indo-European (?) language to a Finno-Ugric one.

Rather interesting statement, do you know of any website(s)/book(s) on the subject (in German or English)? --DerMeister 12:19, 6 April 2007 (UTC)

It was only recently, some months ago, widely published in Finnish media, can't give any exact references for you now. All peoples in Europe speaking Indo-European languages are not genetically any more different from each other than they are from Finns. Actually, Finns' closest genetic relatives are the Dutch. Genetic difference between Finns and Sami people is remarkable, and there is also no close genetic relation to Finno-Ugric peoples in the east. What is left is that Germanic settlers on the coasts of today's Finland, forming the nucleus of current Finns, opted for the proto-Finnish language. --Drieakko 13:01, 6 April 2007 (UTC)

Hmm, interesting, interesting indeed. It is a shame that you can't find any sources though, I'd very much like to read more about this. If you ever happen to come across anything please do feel free to contact me (provided that you remember me :P). --DerMeister 22:48, 7 April 2007 (UTC)

Gulf of Bothnia[edit]

Hi Drieakko. In answer to your question, the Gulf of Bothnia does not really have a fully established name in (Northern) Sami, but I've seen Mearrabađaluokta used. --AAikio 08:05, 16 September 2006 (UTC)

Hi Drieakko, I have answered your next question on my own talk page.--AAikio 18:15, 16 September 2006 (UTC)


Please accept the barnstar I put on your userpage for the work you have done on Kvenland and other pages. I must admit that some of the information struck me as fantastic, at first, but checking facts, your work impressed me. Keep on with the good work.--Berig 09:08, 23 November 2006 (UTC)

Thank you very much :) Gladly accepted! --Drieakko 10:35, 23 November 2006 (UTC)

An Invitation[edit]

Hi Drieakko. Maybe you are interested in joining the Nordic military history task force.--Berig 12:12, 10 January 2007 (UTC)

Well certainly. Added my name there. --Drieakko 12:50, 10 January 2007 (UTC)

Birk (market place)[edit]

Hi, I turned this article into a rediret a few weeks ago, I just now noticed that you reverted it. What exactly did you think was keepable here? This is an article about the old norse word "birk", it has virtually no content and, in general, we don't have articles about words here, but instead about subjects, unless the word is unusually notable or there is an unusual amount to say about it. There is virtually no content in this article, no sources, what did you want to keep? --Xyzzyplugh 20:54, 27 March 2007 (UTC)

Hi, the article is IMHO keepable since it is easily expandable to handle the birk related trade terminology in Iron Age Scandinavia. It is on my work list, but I have not yet had time to get there. --Drieakko 04:36, 28 March 2007 (UTC)

Red Army[edit]


Thanks for reviewing and promoting Red Army to GA status. You deserve a WikiThanks!! Also, you might be interested in reviewing Romanian Land Forces, a really good article in my opinion which has been nominated for GA (I'm also the major editor of this article). Best Regards, Eurocopter tigre 20:11, 22 May 2007 (UTC)

Thanks, my pleasure. Done with the reviews for the day, though ;) But I'll try to have a look at it. --Drieakko 20:20, 22 May 2007 (UTC)

GA reviews[edit]

When reviewing articles for GAs, be sure to put the comments at the bottom of the talk page rather than at the top so that information remains in chronological order. I already moved the two from Calendar of Saints (Lutheran) and Minoan eruption. Anyway, good job on the reviews, and I hope you continue to keep helping with the backlog. Happy editing! --Nehrams2020 20:23, 23 May 2007 (UTC)

Ok, just used to adding templates at the top of the page. Putting them at the bottom in the future, thanks for correcting. --Drieakko 20:28, 23 May 2007 (UTC)

Minoan eruption[edit]

Hi Drieakko, I just wanted to thank you for taking the time to review this article and leave comments. I'm looking forward to addressing the issues you brought up, some of which echoed my own thoughts (the section on Atlantis, for instance). Thanks again for your contribution : ) Doc Tropics 20:34, 23 May 2007 (UTC)
No prob, thanks for thanks :) Interesting article. --Drieakko 20:38, 23 May 2007 (UTC)
Hi too. I was worried I ticked you off by my reverts of your edits. I certainly don't want to appear as if I own the article, and I didn't want it to appear that I disliked what you wrote. I was trying to make a statement about the dating situation. What is fascinating is if the radiometric data is right, archeological chronology for Egypt, Greece and other areas could be thrown in dispute. The funny thing is that every time science tries to reset dates of things, there's always a mass of other scientists disputing it...eventually, data wins out. This could end up being a very interesting article as data becomes available. Anyways, thanks for your comments. Is there an appropriate time to wait before resubmission. We think we've hit the points that you and other reviewers have stated. Orangemarlin 16:44, 24 May 2007 (UTC)
Heh, you really don't need to worry about that kind of reactions. I have done my review and the next one will be done by someone else. Kindly submit your article for GA review again as you see it fulfills the required level, there will always be someone picking it for review. --Drieakko 17:14, 24 May 2007 (UTC)

Thank you[edit]

...for taking the time to review Gregory of Nazianzus. Majoreditor 00:36, 24 May 2007 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Bishop Henry[edit]

The article Bishop Henry you nominated as a good article has passed Symbol support vote.png, see Talk:Bishop Henry for eventual comments about the article. Well done!

• The Giant Puffin • 14:48, 30 May 2007 (UTC)

Anon Finn[edit]

Thanks for intervening. Could that be Jaakko Sivonen?--Berig 20:46, 7 June 2007 (UTC)

No, I don't think he is. IMO, he just wants to question things, but occasionally behaves in a provocative way. I had a chat with him at Talk:Early_Finnish_wars sometime ago, and he had a point there. I'd hope he picks a username. --Drieakko 20:52, 7 June 2007 (UTC)
He appears to find the usually uncontroversial connection between Suiones and Swedes very provocative. But on the other hand, Wikipedia seems to attract people with strong feelings about ethnicities.--Berig 21:00, 7 June 2007 (UTC)