The story of the Estonian language is long and branched. An Estonian poet Contra has said that Estonian tongue is like a woodpecker’s tongue, which is much longer than imagined, and which is shaped like a harpoon to assist with
providing the user with sustenance.
The Estonian Language brochure provides a bird’s-eye view of the development and behaviour of the Estonian language. It also contains a small two-paged “dictionary” where you can find some simple phrases in Estonian, which are immediately ready for use.
The story of the Estonian language is made especially adventurous by Piia Ruber’s illustrations.
Text: Sven-Erik Soosaar, Urmas Sutrop, Eesti Instituut
Layout and illustrations: Piia Ruber
Languages: English, Russian
170 x 230 mm
Estonian Institute, 2019