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  • Open Access Estonian
    Authors: 
    Maris Kuperjanov;
    Publisher: Eesti Kirjandusmuuseum

    The aim of the article is to give an overview of the first month of the novel coronavirus outbreak and public reactions to the news in the media comments and social media environments. The pandemic is still in its initial phase at the time of the publishing of the artic...

  • Publication . Article . 2016
    Open Access Estonian
    Authors: 
    Tiiu Jaago;
    Publisher: Eesti Kirjandusmuuseum

    In this article the occurrence of the colour term ‘red’ is studied comparatively in the regilaul of two Estonian counties. Earlier studies on colour terms in the Estonian regilaul have shown that colour terms are rarely found in songs. At the same time, they are conspic...

  • Open Access Estonian
    Authors: 
    Eda Kalmre;
    Publisher: Eesti Kirjandusmuuseum

    The article gives an overview of the formation and origin of two food-related rumour cycles that have circulated in Estonia, various viewpoints and opinions about present-day consumption and trade, which have been highlighted in these rumours, discussions, comments in d...

  • Open Access Estonian
    Authors: 
    Vilja Oja;
    Publisher: Eesti Kirjandusmuuseum

    Estonian words for colours are often produced by adding an adjectival suffix to a noun stem. The most productive adjectival suffix -ne does not change the meaning of the word. The meaning of adjectives with the suffixes ‑kas and ‑jas, which occur frequently among colour...

  • Publication . Article . 2017
    Open Access Estonian
    Authors: 
    Ingrid Ruutel;
    Publisher: Eesti Kirjandusmuuseum

    The article discusses folk songs in Virumaa region, starting from their earliest forms until today. Like Estonian folk songs in general, folk songs in Virumaa are also divided into two main historic-stylistic layers: the ancient or runo verse (in Finland usually called ...

  • Open Access Estonian
    Authors: 
    Mall Hiiemäe;
    Publisher: Eesti Kirjandusmuuseum

    The article gives an overview of calendrical rituals in Virumaa region, Estonia, mainly on the basis of customs descriptions preserved in the folklore archives of the Estonian Literary Museum since the last decades of the 19th century. Calendrical themes are complemente...

  • Publication . Article . 2016
    Open Access Estonian
    Authors: 
    Iivi Zajedova;
    Publisher: Eesti Kirjandusmuuseum

    The tradition of Estonians’ cultural festivals is a rich topic and may be considered profoundly distinctive for Estonian people. It is a unique way of maintaining and advancing the traditions of national heritage through a variety of activities. Since after World War II...

  • Open Access Estonian
    Authors: 
    Vladimir Sazonov;
    Publisher: Eesti Kirjandusmuuseum

    The current short Sumerian literary text, which was written in Old Babylonian time and which consists of only 16 lines, is a dedicatory inscription. This text was written on a bronze axe that was dedicated to Nergal, the main Mesopotamian god of the netherworld. The tex...

  • Open Access Estonian
    Authors: 
    Risto Järv;
    Publisher: Eesti Kirjandusmuuseum

    One tenth of the fairy tales in the Estonian Folklore Archives have been collected in Virumaa. The article gives an overview of the fairy tale types most widely spread in Virumaa: wondertales ATU 300, 301, 313, 327A, 403C, 409, 480, 650B, and animal tales ATU 117, 169*,...

  • Open Access Estonian
    Authors: 
    Triinu Ojamaa;
    Publisher: Eesti Kirjandusmuuseum

    At the end of the 1940s, a viable Estonian exile community was formed in Sweden; it mainly consisted of the World War II refugees. During the first two decades, an amateur film maker, Harald Perten, recorded the most important events of the Estonian Swedes (i.e. Estonia...