Ludic is spoken near Lake Onega in the Russian part of Karelia and shares some features with both Livvi Karelian (Olonets) and Veps.
It is sometimes considered a dialect of Karelian. Its names include Ludic, Ludian, Ludic Karelian, and in the language itself it is called lüüdikiel’ or lüüdi (also spelled lyydi). It has several dialects including Kuujärv (Kuďäŕv) and Munjärv. The information posted here is in the Kuujärv (Kuďäŕv) dialect unless otherwise specified.
Dictionaries and WordlistsKielipankki
Ludic to Finnish wordlistKielipankki
Finnish to Ludic wordlistKielipankki
Russian to Ludic wordlistLudian lemmas
with Russian translationsLüüdilaine
magazines have articles on Ludic language and culture in Ludic, Finnish, and Russian, and the last one to two pages usually have wordlists or other information. I'm listing them here by year with a note about which language information can be found on the last pages.2006
- includes the Lyydin Kansan Alkuperästä article mentioned below, poetry, etc.2007
- includes a poem about the Ludic language (Lüüdin kell)2008-1
- language section includes the alphabet2008-2
- language section includes months, seasons, days of the week2008-3
- language section includes nature words2008-4
- language section includes words related to society, journalism, business2009-1
- language section includes body parts, spring words, 'to be' conjugation2009-2
- language section includes clothing words, poetry about seasons2009-3
- language section includes political words2015
- language section includes noun cases and postpositions2017
- language section includes greetings and useful phrasesBasic grammar in this thread:
Basic wordlists in this thread:
information in FinnishLyydin Kansan Alkuperästä
information in Finnish, with some comparisons between Ludic and Finnish (same here
)The Ludians and their language
information in English
Useful phrases in Ludic:Tervheks
= Hi!Tervheks tulda!
= Terveheks tulda!
= welcome!On ilo nähtä sindai
= it's nice to see youHüväd huondest
= good morningHüväd päiväd
= good afternoonHüväd ehtad
= good eveningHüväd üöd
= good night Kut oldahe dielod?
= Kut siä eläd?
= how are you? Spassibo, hüvin
= fine, thank youMida kuuluu?
= how are you? (what's new?)Ni mida uut
= nothing is newKaik on endiiželeze
= everything is the sameKunne lähet?
= where are you going?Mii om teiden nimi?
= what is your name?Minun nimi om
= my name isKutt elät?
= how are you? (how do you live?)Hüviin
= fine, wellDiä hüvästi
= Diä terve
= goodbye (said to a person who is staying behind)Nägemuužebad
= see you laterOle hüvä
= thank you!Spassibo
Video in Ludic:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q5r9g_IYx9Y(links added and updated September 1, 2018)