Linguaphile wrote:I believe these are meant to be samples of school textbooks used in Estonia in elementary and secondary schools. Some are interesting for intermediate to advanced language learners to use, lower grade texts would work even for beginning levels (skip past the first few pages which are meant for the teacher)
księżycowy wrote:I have a question regarding a Estonian resource.
I just recently got the textbook E Nagu Eesti (which is fantastic in my opinion, even if I feel like at some point I will have to suplement it with other grammar materials), but I'm a bit puzzled by the vocabulary that is given in most of the lessons on the side of the page.
For example, on page 16, some words are given, such as:
I'm guessing these are either declensions or conjugations of said words. My bigger question is: what's up with the underlining and bolding? My guess is that is has to do with the third length used in Estonian, but I can't be sure. It's not clearly explained in the text (if at all).
Nimetav Nominative kes? who? mis? what?
Omastav Genitive kelle? whose? mille? of what? (genitive)
Osastav Partitive keda? whom? mida? of what? (partitive)
This gives you the two infinitives of the verb vaatama "to watch" (vaatama = first infinitive; vaadata = second infinitive), the third-person singular conjugation vaatab and the partitive-form question words keda? mida? which tell you that with the verb vaatama the object will need to be in the partitive case.vaatama vaadata vaatab keda? mida?
Nim Nom. Mul on kodus hall kass. I have at home a gray cat.
Om Gen. Minu halli kassi nimi on Miisu. My gray cat's name is Miisu.
Os Part. Ma armastan oma halli kassi väga. I love my gray cat very much.
Nim Nom. Hallid kassid on väga ilusad. Gray cats are very beautiful.
Nim Nom. Aga mul on kodus pruun koer. But I have at home a brown dog.
Om Gen. Minu pruuni koera nimi on Muri. My brown dog's name is Muri.
Os Part. Ma armastan oma pruuni koera väga. I love my brown dog very much.
Nim Nom. Pruunid koerad on ka väga ilusad. Brown dogs are also very beautiful.
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