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Colloquial Estonian by Christopher Moseley
Colloquial Estonian by Christopher Moseley
2.0 out of 5 stars Well.... it's a start!, June 9 2002
Not a full enough introduction to the grammar of this beautiful and interesting Finno-Ugric language, nor a sufficiently extensive source of excercises to consolidate one's new-found skills, but, well....it's a start! The opening chapters on pronunciation are frustrating because the cassettes and text do not correspond precisely: material in the text is left out of the audio, and the description of length and palatalization is poor. The grammar is covered, but a little more depth would make the book much better (for instance more on partial and complete objects, and the cases they govern). The vocabulary and the context of the dialogue that runs through the chapters were the best part for… Read more