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By Timothy Riese, Jeremy Bradley, Emma Yakimova, Galina Krylova

The booklet of the 2 volumes of Марийский язык для всех in 1990 and 1991 heralded the start of a brand new period for all these drawn to the Mari language and tradition who sooner than that point had met with the possible insurmountable problem posed through the inability of enough fabrics. For the 1st time there has been eventually a guide that handled the fashionable literary language intensive, used to be basically dependent and good idea out, and likewise was once relaxing to exploit. even though the booklet used to be written in Russian and meant exclusively for Russian audio system, it quickly came across its method around the borders and have become the normal paintings for Mari freshmen within the West as well.
Now, 20 years later, the e-book has under no circumstances outlived its usefulness, and curiosity within the Mari language, tradition, literature, and faith has on no account lowered, yet, to the contrary, has elevated. It used to be felt valuable, even if, to evolve the publication to satisfy present-day wishes. This intended updating the texts to mirror fresh adjustments in Mari society, modernizing the orthography and the language used, and changing the e-book for the needs of the various Mari inexperienced persons who should not have entry to a Mari instructor, in different phrases making it absolutely compatible for self-learners. within the pursuits of universality very important alterations have been made: 1) The ebook used to be rewritten in English instead of in Russian, and a pair of) will probably be made on hand around the world on the web, instead of being released in a standard published layout.

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3) If the cardinal number ends in an unaccented -е/-о/-ӧ, this final vowel becomes ы before the ending -мше/-мшо/-мшӧ is added: коло ‘twenty’ > колымшо ‘twentieth’, витле ‘fifty’ > витлымше ‘fiftieth’. 4) Note in addition the usage of the reduced vowel in лу ‘ten’ > луымшо ‘tenth’ and consonant alternation in вич ‘five’ > визымше ‘fifth’. 43 In compound numbers, the ordinal suffix is only attached to the last element. The first element remains unaltered, even when the ordinal as a whole is declined: коло кокымшын ‘of the twenty-second’, кумло шымшыже ‘his thirty-seventh one’.

2. Insert the following verbs into the appropriate sentences. ) Елу ден Серге Йошкар-Олаште … . ) Анук ден Ивук школышто … . ) Елу ден Олюк йочасадыш … . ) Миклай ден Эчан … . 3. In the following sentences put the verb into the third person singular or plural. ) (илаш) Елу Йошкар-Олаште … . Елу ден Серге Йошкар-Олаште … . ) (тунемаш) Эчан школышто … . Эчан ден Ивук школышто … . ) (ышташ) Серге редакцийыште пашам … .

It is used to denote possession of the noun to which it is attached and can often be translated as ‘with’: кокымшо номеран пӧрт ‘house number two (house with the number two)’, кудымшо номеран школ ‘school number six (school with the number six)’, вӱд ‘water’ > вӱдан ‘watery’. 3. ден: Note that when nouns are coupled with the word ден, suffixes are only attached to the last item: Елу ден Серген йочашт уло? V. Exercises 1. Insert the following verbs into the appropriate sentences. ) Ивук университетыште … .

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