Political literature of 1930’s from Komi Republic is available at Fenno-Ugrica

Digitized political legal deposit materials received from the The Komi National Library are now set at Fenno-Ugrica portal. 97 monographs in Komi-Zyrian language written in Molodtsov alphabet have been loaded on the Special collection of Fenno-Ugrica called “Komi National Library”.  Continue reading

Releasing the Komi newspapers at Fenno-Ugrica

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.

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The 10th of December – The Mari Language Day

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.

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Finno-Ugrian Researcher Discovers Linguistic Treasures Every Day

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.

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