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Mari

Posted: 2009-11-24, 15:47
by linguaholic
During the my usual language-addict-surfing-instead-of-doing-uni-assignments yesterday I somehow came across Mari and it looks pretty interesting.

No illusions, I don't have the time to study it seriously right now, but I would like to read up on it a bit/pick up some bits and pieces. Problem: resources. It seems that there are mostly exremely short summaries or extremely detailed linguistic papers online, both of which are not really useful to me right now ... It seems I have to learn Finnish and/or Russian first, because there is so little in English or German (not to mention Dutch or Esperanto :P )
Just checked my university's library site, they seem to have an old grammar (1922) and dictionary (1948), both in German. And "An eastern Cheremis manual : phonology, grammar, texts and glossery" (1997), looks quite promising. I'm gonna have a look tomorrow. :)
However, do any of you know of good resources online? Is there anybody here who speaks or studies it?

And yes, I already found this:
http://www.uta.fi/~km56049/mari/indexmari.html
http://www.uta.fi/~km56049/mari/mariengvocab.html
http://www.kmatsum.info/mari/mardic/index.html (Japanese-Russian-Mari ... useful :()
http://wwwg.uni-klu.ac.at/eeo/Tscheremissisch.pdf (German, general info)

Re: Mari

Posted: 2009-11-24, 20:39
by gothwolf
Well, I'm interested in all Finno-Ugric languages and I've thought myself Mari just for a month from this. Some stuff about Mari can be found but mostly in Russian from http://www.uztranslations.net.ru. So, if you can speak Russian there will be no problem to you. But if you can't, you'd better give up. :yep:

Re: Mari

Posted: 2009-11-25, 17:06
by linguaholic
Hmm I see... There seems to be quite a lot of Russian material indeed. Well, maybe one day. :lol:

I got the manual from the library today. It is rather dense, but an interesting read nevertheless. And it's got a collection of tales and stories (without translation)! It's all in phonetic transcriptions (dictating style) though. Maybe if I feel adventurous some time I'll try to transcribe it into Cyrillic. :para:

Re: Mari

Posted: 2009-11-26, 8:10
by peterlin
1. Check this blog and follow the links he gives.
2. Of course you have to learn (to read) Russian! Trying to learn Mari without Russian is a bit like trying to learn Irish without any English.

Re: Mari

Posted: 2009-11-26, 20:10
by linguaholic
1. Check this blog and follow the links he gives.

Wow, thanks! Lots of useful stuff on Mari there and an interesting blog on the whole!

2. Of course you have to learn (to read) Russian! Trying to learn Mari without Russian is a bit like trying to learn Irish without any English.


Sounds like a walk in the park from you slavic natives. :|

Anyway, as I said, I'm not really serious about this right now and I have lots of other stuff going on, so learning Russian (or Mari, for that matter) is out of the question this year, but maybe I'll come back to it.

(By the way, I think you could learn quite a bit on Irish only knowing German, there are quite a few books on the market. But then again, Irish has that fairy tale popularity. :P )

Re: Mari

Posted: 2009-11-28, 7:21
by hashi
I love Finnic languages and ive had my eye on Mari for a while. It definitely does seem interesting especially being written in Cyrillic. Maybe some day when I have oodles of free time I might give it a shot :)

Re: Mari

Posted: 2010-12-07, 23:45
by E}{pugnator
Lack of Russian knowledge seems no longer to be a problem:

http://www.mari-language.com/

Re: Mari

Posted: 2010-12-09, 15:27
by księżycowy
E}{pugnator wrote:Lack of Russian knowledge seems no longer to be a problem:

http://www.mari-language.com/

Fantastic!

Re: Mari

Posted: 2011-01-12, 8:40
by hashi
E}{pugnator wrote:Lack of Russian knowledge seems no longer to be a problem:

http://www.mari-language.com/


Excellent!! I shall have a scan of this later ;)

Re: Mari

Posted: 2013-12-23, 17:22
by unikko
Could someone talk with me in Mari? (chat, skype, etc.)

Re: Mari

Posted: 2016-02-07, 13:10
by h34

Re: Mari

Posted: 2018-03-03, 16:13
by Linguaphile

Re: Mari

Posted: 2018-03-03, 16:20
by Antea
I found this site in Russian, there are many links in it and I think it could be interesting. I didn’t have time to to read it all, not to check all the sections, but there’s also an English section, though I don’t know if it really matches the one written in Russian.

https://mariuver.com/2016/12/14/izuch-mari-1/

Re: Mari

Posted: 2018-03-10, 7:53
by Antea

Re: Mari

Posted: 2018-03-10, 9:46
by Antea
Some grammatical notions (the site it’s in Russian).

http://grammar.marlamuter.com/

Re: Mari

Posted: 2018-03-11, 22:09
by Linguaphile

Re: Mari

Posted: 2018-03-23, 4:01
by Linguaphile
A Mari legend, "Ӱдыр тылзыште" (The Girl on the Moon):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oF229QzYScM

Re: Mari

Posted: 2018-06-02, 17:01
by Linguaphile
Colors in Meadow Mari:

ош = white
канде kande= blue
ужар užar= green
нарынче narõnche = yellow
саре sare = orange
йошкар joškar = red
кӱрен küren = brown
шем šem = black
сур sur = grey
ал al = pink

ший šij = silver
шӧртньӧ šörtn'ö = gold

волгыдо канде volgõdo kande = light blue
шем-канде šem-kande = dark blue

Re: Mari

Posted: 2018-06-03, 18:14
by Linguaphile
Numbers in Meadow Mari:

0 = ноль nolj
1 = икыт ikõt
2 = кокыт kokõt
3 = кумыт kumõt
4 = нылыт nõlõt
5 = визыт vizõt
6 = кудыт kudõt
7 = шымыт šõmõt
8 = кандаше kandaše
9 = индеше indeše

10 = лу lu

11 = латикыт latikõt
12 = латкокыт latkokõt
13 = латкумыт latkumõt

20 = коло kolo
21 = коло икыт kolo ikõt
22 = коло кокыт kolo kokõt

30 = кумло kumlo
31 = кумло икыт kumlo ikõt
32 = кумло кокыт kumlo kokõt

40 = нылле nõlle
50 = витле vitle
60 = кудло kudlo
70 = шымле šõmle
80 = кандашле kandašle
90 = индешле indešle

100 = шӱдӧ šüdö
200 = кокшӱдӧ kokšüdö
300 = кумшӱдӧ kumšüdö

1000 = тӱжем tüžem

Re: Mari

Posted: 2018-06-03, 19:59
by h34
Adding Hill Mari (edit: pre-1994 orthography; trying to update later). Meadow Mari below, for comparison:

1
ик(ты)
ик(те)
2
кок(ты)
кок(ыт)
3
кым(ыт)
кум(ыт)
4
нӹл(ыт)
ныл(ыт)
5
вӹц (вӹзыт)
вич (визыт)
6
куд(ыт)
куд(ыт)
7
шӹм(ыт)
шым(ыт)
8
кӓндакш(ы)
кандаш(е)
9
ӹндекш(ы)
индеш(е)
10
лу
лу

11
луатик(ты)
латик(те)
12
луаткок(тыт)
латкок(ыт)
13
луаткым(ыт)
латкум(ыт)
14
луатнӹл(ыт)
латныл(ыт)
15
луатвӹц (луатвӹзыт)
латвич (латвизыт)
16
луаткуд(ыт)
латкуд(ыт)
17
луатшӹм(ыт)
латшым(ыт)
18
луаткӓндакш(ы)
латкандаш(е)
19
луатӹндекш(ы)
латиндеш(е)

20
коклы
коло
30
кымлы
кумло
40
нӹллы
нылле
50
вӹцлы
витле
60
кудлу
кудло
70
шӹмлу
шымлу
80
кӓндакшлу
кандашлу
90
ӹндекшлу
индешлу

100
шӱды
шӱдӧ
200
кокшӱды
кокшӱдӧ
300
кымшӱды
кумшӱдӧ

1000
тӹжем
тӱжем