Wednesday, 14 March 2018

Head Emakeelepäeva! Happy Mother Tongue Day!

Today we celebrate Mother Tongue Day, which marks the birthday of Kristjan Jaak Peterson, one of the founding fathers of the Estonian poetic tradition. March 14 was first recognised as a national holiday in 1999. It is now celebrated not only in Estonia but in many Estonian Houses, schools, and universities all around the world.

Once again the University of Tartu have complied a list of Estonian tongue twisters for you to try. The text is accompanied with audio clips for correct pronunciation. You can view and listen them here: 10 Challenging Estonian Tongue Twisters – Can You Handle Them?!