New PDF release: A Comprehensive Introduction to the Mari Language

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

The e-book 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 probably insurmountable problem posed via the inability of enough fabrics. For the 1st time there has been ultimately a guide that handled the trendy literary language extensive, was once basically based and good notion out, and likewise used to be stress-free to exploit. even if the ebook was once written in Russian and meant exclusively for Russian audio system, it quickly chanced on its method around the borders and have become the normal paintings for Mari novices within the West as well.
Now, 20 years later, the ebook has under no circumstances outlived its usefulness, and curiosity within the Mari language, tradition, literature, and faith has not at all lowered, yet, to the contrary, has elevated. It used to be felt valuable, even though, to conform the booklet 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 e-book for the needs of the numerous Mari rookies who don't have entry to a Mari instructor, in different phrases making it totally compatible for self-learners. within the pursuits of universality very important adjustments have been made: 1) The publication was once rewritten in English instead of in Russian, and a couple of) will probably be made to be had around the world on the web, instead of being released in a standard published layout.

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2. Insert the following verbs into the appropriate sentences. ) Елу ден Серге Йошкар-Олаште … . ) Анук ден Ивук школышто … . ) Елу ден Олюк йочасадыш … . ) Миклай ден Эчан … . 3. In the following sentences put the verb into the third person singular or plural. ) (илаш) Елу Йошкар-Олаште … . Елу ден Серге Йошкар-Олаште … . ) (тунемаш) Эчан школышто … . Эчан ден Ивук школышто … . ) (ышташ) Серге редакцийыште пашам … .

Where do you live? I will come in the evening. (S)he lives in Yoshkar-Ola. They are learning Mari. IV. Words and word usage 1. Kinship terminology: Note that kinship terminology in Mari is more precise than in English, with more distinctions being made between younger/elder relations and the maternal/paternal lines. The following is a list of the most commonly used kinship terms. , forms used when addressing the person in question.

Pause the recording between the individual sentences. mp3 37 2. mp3 I. Text Елу ден Серге Йошкар-Олаште илат. Нуно Эшпай уремыште, 12-шо (латкокымшо) номеран пӧртыштӧ илат. Серге 37 (кумло шым) ияш. Тудо редакцийыште пашам ышта. Тудо журналист. Елу, тудын ватыже, 35 (кумло вич) ияш. Тудо университетыште марий йылмым туныкта. Тудо туныктышо. Елу ден Серген кок йочашт уло: эрге ден ӱдыр. Эргыштын лӱмжӧ Эчан. Тудо 14 ияш. Тудо школышто тунемеш. Ӱдырыштын лӱмжӧ Ануш. Тудо 5 ияш. Тудо йочасадыш коштеш.

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