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Yes, how to say by is a tough question. Sometimes it seems that you can just use by in the middle of a Finnish expression:
I would say that you have four ways to avoid the horrible use of by in the middle of a Finnish text:
Use a genitive:
- Suomen käsityön museon kansallispukunäytös - Craft Museum of Finland's national costume show
Use an agent participle:
- Suomen käsityömuseon järjestämä kansallispukunäytös - A national costume show organized by Craft Museum of Finland
Use a whole sentence:
Use a colon or parenthesis:
I know that something by someone is a quite popular structure when it comes to Finnish blogs and small business and event names. I wonder how many years it will take and we'll have Uudenvuoden puhe by tasavallan presidentti?
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