Estonian is a language spoken by about one million people mostly in the country of Estonia, but in some areas outside of the country as well. It holds official status in Estonia as well as in the European Union. Estonian is considered a Finnic language. In fact, there are many similarities between Estonian and Finnish, another language in the same family. Many linguists consider these two to be partially mutually intelligible due to the characteristics that they share. Other languages in this language category include other less-known ones such as Karelian, Ingrian, and Veps.
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We provide English to Estonian translation by certified Estonian translators with years of experience. Our translation is done with utmost professionalism and accuracy that not translates the source but conveys the true meaning of the content. Our Estonian translators have native-language proficiency and well-versed in subject matters relating to specific industries such as Marketing, I.T, Legal, Tourism & Travel and more. Our translators are based both in Malaysia and in Singapore.
VEQTA Translations is a language service provider in Malaysia that can provide localization and translation into most commercial languages. We have subject matter experts available for perfect Estonian translation for most major industries. We adhere to localization best practices such as styleguides, glossaries, CAT Tools and full quality assurance processes. Our clients from Selangor, Johor, Sabah, Penang and Singapore rely on us for a high quality and accurate Estonian translation of all types of documents and content.
We approach Estonian translation by a proven 3 step process for best result and consistent quality:
1. Estonian Main Translation Phase Our native Estonian translators will be assigned on the project according to their experience with similar content. We only use experienced native translators who have been thoroughly vetted by language testing proficiency tests.
2. Estonian Editing Once the translation has passed certain quality criteria, it’s passed to the Editor. The Estonian Editor is a senior translator who will go through and polish the text, e.g correcting syntax, grammar and flow.
3. Estonian Proof checkingAs a final quality assurance step, we will go through the Estonian documents again to give it an overall quality check, check on typos, any missing content and correct any inconsistencies in the translation.
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Estonian can be classified as an agglutinative language; in these types of languages, affixes containing meaning combine together to convey more nuanced meanings. Its word order is similar to English, with a subject-verb-object order, but can be more flexible. It has been influenced in terms of grammar and vocabulary by a number of other languages throughout history. Hungarian, Swedish, and German have played a role due to historical contact between the languages. Specifically due to the German influence, English and Estonian share some common vocabulary that entered its core vocabulary base earlier in its historical development, instead of being a result of English globalization. Other influences include Russian and French.
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Estonian is written using the Estonian alphabet derived from the Latin script. In addition to the standard letters, there are an additional six letters. These additional six are composed of one of the original standard sets with various accent marks on top of them. Some of the other letters are rarely used in Estonian, except for cases where certain foreign words or proper nouns of foreign origin are concerned. These letters include c, w, and x.
Modern Estonian has a unique history due to how Estonia was settled. Historians seem to agree that migration into Estonian territory occurred within two different prominent waves, with each wave originally speaking vastly different Finnic language varieties, presumably the precursor to modern-day Estonian. Two prominent groups settled in Estonia with one making home more in the North, and the other settling in the South. Thus, historically, North and South Estonian varieties did not evolve from one language but existed separately. Modern Estonian has its basis more on the Northern dialects, even though it draws influences from the Southern ones as well due to a common national identity nowadays.
The earliest records of the Finnic languages that preceded Modern Estonian can be traced back to the 13th century. In the 13th century, Estonian territories were conquered by Danish and German groups. Besides an Estonian grammar printed in German in 1637, not many other records of the language can be found until almost the 19th century, when more written records of Estonian became started to emerge, as the Age of Enlightenment promoted a cultural shift towards more intellectual values. During the late 18th and 19th century, scholars of Baltic German origin began promoting ancient Estonian culture, including its linguistic aspects. This period was called the Estophile Enlightenment Period, and during this time, Baltic Germans in Estonia adapted ideas, values, and the language of the Estonian natives. Estonian culture became one of extreme prestige, signifying status and education.
The Estonian language became the state language after the Estonian Liberation War in 1919, when Estonia became a newly formed and independent country shortly after World War I. During World War II, Estonia was again occupied, this time by the Soviet Union and both Russian and Estonia were considered the official languages. As a consequence, Russian influenced the development of Modern Estonian at this time. After 1991, Estonia was officially known as the Republic of Estonia and yet once again Estonian became the only official state language. Its use was widely promoted and the use of Russian was actually discouraged because of the Soviet Union’s history as occupiers. In addition, Soviet immigrants who moved into Estonia returned back to their home countries. Thus, those who considered themselves native Estonian were the majority group in the country, holding sway in terms of linguistic policies.
In Modern Estonian, linguists consider there to be two groups of dialects, similar to the language groups described above; a northern dialect group associated with the areas around Tallinn and the southern dialects that are prominent around Tartu in the south. The Southern Estonian dialects are sometimes quite different from Modern Estonian, so much so that some linguists consider them different languages, as the language communities also may have cultures that differ from the majority of Estonians, especially in terms of religion.
Estonian is now a language that represents a distinct identity and country and remains an important language in the world. Since the late 18th century, there has also been a body of literary work due to the prominence of Estophiles at that time. Such literary work has formed a basis for modern Estonian literature as well. In addition, aspects of Estonian culture have also made its way abroad, which help people become more aware of the language. For example, Estonian rock and metal music is quite popular, as well as certain Estonian films. In addition, there is an extensive history of literature and modern Estonian literature is still being produced, with crime novels being an especially popular genre. All this has given Estonian an honorable place in the pantheon of world languages.
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