Casinos supporting Estonian language

The Estonian language is similar in structure to the Finnish language and spoken by over one million people in the Republic of Estonia. The similarities between Estonian and Finnish are so similar that many words in both languages can be understood by citizens of either country.

The recorded first use of Estonian goes back to the 13th century in various short form uses. Longer dissertations containing Estonian appeared in textbooks of the early 17th century. It wasn't until the late 1800s that the Estonian language was officially established in two books by Ferdinand Johann Wiedemann – a German-Finnish dictionary and grammar textbook.

The letters of the Estonian alphabet are based on those in the common Latin alphabet. Nineteen letters by A-V are standard in the alphabet. Letters not included in the listing – F, C, Q, W, X, Y, Z – are primarily used for loanwords or foreign names. Where Finnish takes many loan words from its Swedish neighbours, Estonian loanwords originate from German, Russian, Greek, and English. Emphasis of spoken words tends to be on the first syllable; however, this differs when loan or foreign words are utilized.


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