Tag Archives: Estonian Language

Estonian Sketch Comedy

Yesterday, I was introduced to the Estonian sketch comedy series Tujurikkuja. It essentially translates to Mood Ruiner. In English, the title might be something like Killjoy. It’s really funny stuff for anyone going through Saturday Night Live withdrawal.┬áMost of the … Continue reading

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A Small Connection Between Game of Thrones and Estonia

  According to a piece in the Economist, the fantasy genre owes a bit to the Estonians, specifically the Estonian Language. Some borrow features from natural languages: J.R.R. Tolkien’s Elvish languages, Quenya and Sindarin, were influenced by Finnish and Welsh, … Continue reading

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Three Act Structure: Estonian Semantics

I gave my report on three-act structure to an Estonian crowd, and gave a lot of thought about which Estonian word to use for act. The easiest is “osa” which translates literally to “part.” Although this has numerous problems, in … Continue reading

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