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Estonian winter
Today is the International Mother Language Day! My mother language is Estonian.
It is the official language of Estonia (North Europe) and belongs to the Finnic branch of the Uralic language family. Spoken natively by about 1.1 million people: 922,000 people in Estonia and 160,000 outside Estonia.
Few examples...
A short fragment from a poem "Kuu" (K.J.Peterson) to give you little bit the sound of the Estonian:
Kas siis selle maa keel
Laulutuules ei või
Taevani tõustes üles
Igavikku omale otsida?
Which means in English:
Can the language of this land
In the wind of incantation
Rising up to the heavens
Not seek for eternity?
Or here some romantic Estonian phrases from the blog Estonia - Paradise of the North.
And this guy explains some interesting facts about the Estonian language:
According to the Google, Estonian language is considered as one of the most beautiful languages in the world.
And one of the most difficult languages to learn for the English speakers! Well, what should I say...
Estonian winter
I live with my family over 10 years in Germany already but I speak every day Estonian to my 3 children. And they understand and speak also Estonian which I'm very proud of while it's not easy here in German environment... Additionally, my oldest son is learning the Estonian language over e-school.
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There was tonight in Estonia -18°C. These photos are taken by my parents in the middle of Estonia. They live in a little lonely village in the middle of the wildest Nordic nature...
Just beautiful!
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