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mars

Dutch section: are the proper nouns also lowercase? Is the interjection an interjection or a verb form? Ditto for the Finnish, looks like a verb form. Mglovesfun (talk) 17:03, 7 March 2011 (UTC)

The proper nouns are never lowercase, as far as I know. If "mars!" would be a verb form it would be a very defective verb (only an imperative). --Erik Warmelink 13:36, 10 March 2011 (UTC)
The Finnish mars is certainly an interjection. No Finnish verb form ends in two consonants. I moved the Dutch god+planet to Mars.--Makaokalani 17:08, 16 March 2011 (UTC)
The Finnish word is an interjection. The regular imperative of marssia (to march) is marssi (singular) or marssikaa (plural). Is the translation right? I mean, is "march" used as a military parading command in English? The command for a unit to march forward is Eteenpäin, mars!. Is it simply "Forward, march!" in English? The word has civilian usage as well when demanding prompt action. For instance, one might command a child with: Ja nyt nukkumaan, mars!, meaning: "And now to the bed, [?]!" --Hekaheka 05:19, 28 March 2011 (UTC)
"Forward, march!" is the exact English command, as far as I know. In civilian usage, perhaps the child is commanded "go!" or verbosely "get going!"? "Get to bed, right now!" "Now get to bed(,) pronto!" - -sche (discuss) 05:06, 31 March 2011 (UTC)