Seto language


Seto language

Seto or Setu language [ [http://scholar.google.com/scholar?q=%22Seto+language%22&hl=en&lr=&btnG=Search Seto language @ google scholar] ] ("seto kiil´") is a dialect of the Finnic South Estonian or Võro language (or a separate language, which is a disputed claim), spoken by about 5,000 people. Seto is also the name denoting speakers of Seto language, Seto people, who mostly inhabit the area near Estonia's southeastern border with Russia, in the county of Setomaa.

Language example

Article 1 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights:

Seto: "Kõik inemiseq sünnüseq avvo ja õiguisi poolõst ütesugumaidsist. Näile om annõt mudsu ja süämetun'stus ja nä piät ütstõõsõga vele muudu läbi kjauma."

English: All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights.They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.

ee also

*Setos
*South Estonian language
*Võro language

References

* Eichenbaum, K.; Pajusalu, K. (2001): Setode ja võrokeste keelehoiakutest ja identiteedist. - Keel ja Kirjandus nr 7, lk. 483-489.
* Eller, K. (1999): Võro-Seto language. Võro Instituut'. Võro.


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