@therisingtithes as a Finn I'd say it's more of a regularity of the word.
Love is the literal love in Finnish and is seldom used to describe other than human affection.
Everything else is just 'like'. We never say in Finnish ( except maybe kids & teens ): "I love hiking." - that would be weird. We'd use "I like hiking." - instead.
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