A Comprehensive Introduction to the Mari Language by Timothy Riese, Jeremy Bradley, Emma Yakimova, Galina Krylova

By Timothy Riese, Jeremy Bradley, Emma Yakimova, Galina Krylova

The booklet of the 2 volumes of Марийский язык для всех in 1990 and 1991 heralded the start of a brand new period for all these attracted to the Mari language and tradition who ahead of that point had met with the likely insurmountable problem posed by means of the inability of sufficient fabrics. For the 1st time there has been eventually a handbook that handled the trendy literary language intensive, was once truly established and good concept out, and likewise was once relaxing to exploit. even though the ebook was once written in Russian and meant exclusively for Russian audio system, it quickly came upon its approach around the borders and have become the normal paintings for Mari beginners within the West as well.
Now, 20 years later, the booklet has certainly not outlived its usefulness, and curiosity within the Mari language, tradition, literature, and faith has by no means lowered, yet, to the contrary, has elevated. It was once felt important, in spite of the fact that, to evolve the e-book to satisfy present-day wishes. This intended updating the texts to mirror contemporary adjustments in Mari society, modernizing the orthography and the language used, and changing the booklet for the needs of the various Mari novices who should not have entry to a Mari instructor, in different phrases making it totally compatible for self-learners. within the pursuits of universality very important alterations have been made: 1) The ebook was once rewritten in English instead of in Russian, and a pair of) it is going to be made to be had around the globe on the web, instead of being released in a conventional published layout.

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Father, sit down to eat! Father is singing a song. 54 a) Vocative in -й: Nominative ава ака ача еҥга иза кова кока коча кугыза курска чӱчӱ mother (elder) sister aunt (parent’s younger sister) father sister-in-law (elder brother’s wife) (elder) brother uncle (father’s younger brother) grandmother aunt (mother’s or father’s elder sister) grandfather uncle (mother’s or father’s elder brother) brother-in-law (elder sister’s husband) uncle (parent’s younger sister’s husband) uncle (mother’s younger brother) Vocative авай, авий акай ачай, ачий еҥгай изай ковай кокай кочай кугызай курскай чӱчӱй b) Vocative with possessive suffix (first person singular).

45 ий, ферме, агроном, *секретарь, 40 ий, 18 ий, студент, 12 ий, школ, Йыван, Анук. * район ‘district’, секретарь ‘secretary’, студент ‘student’ 15. Translate into Mari. Miklay and Vera live in Moscow /Моско/. They live on Pushkin Street in house number 45. Miklay works at a secondary school /лицей/. He teaches history. His wife is studying /тунемаш/ at a university. They have one child. His name is Pötyr /Пӧтыр/.

Estonia’, кевыт ‘store, shop’, пашам ышта ‘((s)he) works’, таче ‘today’ 36 11. Read the following details about Андрей Петрович Акрелин as well as the questions and answers about them and then write questions and answers about Виталий Борисович Эшкинин and Анна Ивановна Кузнецова. Фамилий: Лӱм: Ачалӱм: Ийгот: Илыме вер: Паша вер: Акрелин Андрей Петрович 25 (коло вич) ий Шернур район школ (туныктышо) - Тиде кӧ? - Тиде Андрей Петрович Акрелин. - Тудо мыняр ияш?

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