In the course of the Minority Languages Project, the National Library of Finland has relased the next set of materials in Uralic languages at Fenno-Ugrica. There are now available more than 120 monographs in Komi-Zyrian, mainly from the late 1920s and the early 1930s. Continue reading
Last year, we released a plenty of monographs in Komi languages in our online collection, Fenno-Ugrica. In addition to the monographs, we also are publishing newspapers in both, Komi-Permyak and Komi-Zyrian. All in all, there will be 23 titles and around 40 000 pages of Komi newspapers in our collection by the end of June 2015.
The first Mari language grammar book (Sochineniya) was published in Saint-Petersburg in 1775. There is no noted author straight in the book but some researchers suppose that the metropolitan Veniamin Putsek-Grigorovich who was a missionary in the region of Kazan and studied local minority nations at least partly took part in the creation of this book.
The grammar book is the monument of the written Mari and Mari language literature. At the times of 1770, the Mari people were called with Russian language name Cheremis. Mari language has two variants Hill and Meadow Mari each of them could be divided into two other dialects Eastern and North-Western.
The third set of monographs received from The National Library of Russia is now available at Fenno-Ugrica.New arrivals consist of 54 monographs in Nenets and 12 in Selkup. Due to the diffusion and small amount of Selkup speakers, monographs in this language are represented in the low number. Continue reading
We recently published the first material produced in the continued Digitisation Project of Kindred Languages in the Fenno-Ugrica collection, a total of 75 monographs in the Mari languages. To discuss this material, we met with Finno-Ugrian researcher Mrs Julia Kuprina, a project researcher at the Morphological Analyzers for Minority Finno-Ugrian Languages project. We spoke with her about the material in the collections, her own research in language technologies, and naturally also the Hill Mari language.