Similarities Between Hungarian and Estonian

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Bahador Alast

Bahador Alast

2 жыл бұрын

Hungarian and Estonian are both Finno-Ugric languages that share the same origin, but how close are they? In this video we explore some of the commonalities between the two languages, with Betti (Hungarian speaker) and Markus (Estonian speaker).
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Hungarian (magyar nyelv) is a Uralic language that is primarily spoken in Hungary where it has official status, along with the European Union. Hungarian naturally shares a lot of linguistic connections with other Uralic languages, making its position in Central Europe very unique and different from its neighbouring countries. There are varying views on the history and development of the Hungarian language. Hungarian people originate from the Ural region in present-day Russia and migrated to the current location in Central Europe after conquering the Carpathian Basin. It is believed that prior to settling in Central Europe, Hungarians had contacts with Iranian (Scythians and Sarmatians) or Turkic nomads which influenced their language as a result. Today the language holds official status nationally in Hungary and regionally in Romania, Slovakia, Serbia, Austria and Slovenia.
Estonian (eesti keel) is a Uralic language of the Finnic branch, primiarly spoken in Estonia where it hold official status.

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@BahadorAlast 2 жыл бұрын
Hungarian and Estonian are both Finno-Ugric languages that share the same origin, but how close are they? In this video we explore some of their commonalities. Hope you enjoy it! If you would like to participate in a future video, be sure to follow and message me on Instagram:
@ZoltanHoppar 2 жыл бұрын
There was a common glue: old tatar language that affected all three finnic, estonian, and hungarian languages (also gaelic but in lesser rate). The voice duplicates were destroyed by the 1848-49 language renewal.
@garyn8316 2 жыл бұрын
@@ZoltanHoppar So is that where Hungarians and Estonians and Finns come from? Central Asia?
@PolyglotKristian 2 жыл бұрын
I've been studying a bit Northern Sami and it would be really interesting to see how well Sami speakers of some of the 9 Sami languages understand each others. Also like Finnish, Karelian, Ingrian, Kven and Meänkieli.
@Abigail-ss7pt 2 жыл бұрын
Amharic again
@alexj9603 2 жыл бұрын
@@garyn8316 Rather northern than central Eurasia, on both sides of the Ural mountains that are commonly defined as the border between Europe and Asia. Hence the term "Uralic" for this language family. In this area you can still find people that speak Uralic languages.
@agotaieniko8729 2 жыл бұрын
As a native Hungarian I lived in Estonia with a Finnish flatmate and once I had the pleasure of telling primary school children a little about Hungary. I showed them some Hungarian tongue twisters, but only in writing, I didn't say them out loud. The children tried to pronounce the tongue twisters - needless to say, I was completely shocked when they pronounced them almost without any help, with almost no accent, and with complete naturalness. Also, when I walked down the streets and just listened to the Estonians talking to each other, I always had a feeling that I understood what they were saying, even though I knew I didn't. Not only are some of our words similar, but also the rhythm of the language, and the pronunciation. Very interesting.
@sectorgovernor 2 жыл бұрын
Yes, their sounding feels related to Hungarian, just some kind of 'less various vowels'. Mari, what is also Uralic language sounds even more similar to the Hungarian tone. It is also somewhat closer to Hungarian, though it is in the Finnic branch. (It also got Slavic and Turkic influence like Hungarian) The closest languages to Hungarian are Khanty and Mansi, we still wouldn"t understand them, but Hungarian share words with them what are almost exactly or exactly the same in pronunciation. I think it is possible to understand even few sentences if it contains the common vocabulary
@alfredszabo1817 2 жыл бұрын
Szia Eniko! De szivesen ott lettem volna, biztos nagy elmeny volt! Gratula!
@petervagvolgyi9084 2 жыл бұрын
@hansapils222 2 жыл бұрын
Hogy van az észtül: Enikő a legszebb magyar lány! How is it in Estonien: Enikő is the most beatifull Hungarian Girl!
@jelenember 2 жыл бұрын
Hi @@sectorgovernor , I am really interested in this topic, can I contatc you someway?
@denisialalov6690 Жыл бұрын
I am from Komi. In Komi language WINTER - TÖV, Butter - VYJ, Blood - VIR, Water - VA, Horn - SYUR. Komi language belongs to the Finnish group of languages as well
@kevhynaleks2631 11 ай бұрын
Amazaing, your words closer to the hungarian basic words, then to the estonian. It would be very interesting to make a comparison between hungarian and manshi - on paper the manshi is the closest relative of the hungarian…
@AbcdEfgh-mw3nj 10 ай бұрын
Most Russians are Slavicized Finno-Ugric peoples. Some earlier, some later. The Moscow region, for example, are descendants of the Finno-Ugric tribe Merya.
@bolekbolkowski1118 10 ай бұрын
@@AbcdEfgh-mw3njI have been travrling in USSR. Once in one of Moscower train station I saw one man, who look very asian. But his hair were blond a eyes blue. He probsbly was member of one of the finnic tribes, somewhere in north. But even some Russians look different than other slavs. Especially they"s noses are shorter and more round. I don't know if russian language has any finnic loan words. But for sure it has some words loan from kazakh language. Like sumka = bag.
@marsukarhu9477 8 ай бұрын
@amadeuz8161 7 ай бұрын
Lets hope one day Russia will just let us figure out our roots without trying to cover it up to create their history. It's like they feel shame for being a young country and that they did what many other European countries did back in the days. When Soviet fell so much new information came out but then the curtain dropped again. Like central Sweden has the same 80% light colored eyes and hair as Finland and Estonia so you can assume its more common in the Finno ugric genes than indo european. Seen a lot of people from St Petersburg with blond hair and blue eyes and Russia is not the only one that has stolen our forefathers land. The time for "what is done is done" has to come at some point and just let our historians figure it out instead of just making up theories.
@jorgappenzeller9571 2 жыл бұрын
Incredible!😄 My two favourite countries ever! Hungary🇭🇺♥ and Estonia🇪🇪♥ And yes, you've guessed! I am Polish 🇵🇱 !😉
@jozsefmolnos8472 2 жыл бұрын
Greetings from hungary to the Polish people! ❤
@TheDaxner 2 жыл бұрын
Lovely Poland! :) Greetings from Hungary! :D
@P.B0209 2 жыл бұрын
@tamaramolnar2980 2 жыл бұрын
I am hungary🥺❤
@sandraveinthal 2 жыл бұрын
Alright. As an Estonian, a native one, I am confused of how you can like Estonia. Sure, the landscape is pretty and it has quite a bit of history, but the people are so, so racist, homophobic and transphobic, so many of us are anti-vaxxers and anti-maskers.Not so long ago there were some who wanted to 'free Estonia from it's corrupt leaders who are against human rights'. This was with the restrictions for those who refused to vaccine themselves and hadn't been through Covid-19. Obviously not everyone is like that but a very gddamn big part of us are. People here are awful. My very own parents are racist. I don't see much reasons to like Estonia but, you do you I guess. Also I hope that the world has been kind to you, and all the best wishes.
@kkjiwbsogfhpd Жыл бұрын
As a Finn, I understood almost everything in estonian and even some words in hungarian. The estonian words Käsi,Veri,Vesi,Kala and Jää were all the same in finnish.The estonian words Talv (winter) in finnish is Talvi and Silm (eye) in finnish is Silmä. This video was really interesting👍
@Ozguryalnik Жыл бұрын
Love finland, Estonaa and Hungaria and Altaic-Uralic family from Turkey
@Ylyan_VL Жыл бұрын
​​@@Ozguryalnik "Altaic-Uralic" is not a thing, stop trying to mix us
@hungarianspectator6847 Жыл бұрын
Talv/talvi sounds very similar to the Hungarian "tél" (winter). Silmä is "szem" ("sz" letter is uttered as "s") in Hungarian. Basic words are remarkably similar.
@jout738 8 ай бұрын
If they put finnish guy in there as the third person in this video. He would like instantly in under one second know the word the estonian guy said, so it would become bit too easy.
@jout738 8 ай бұрын
@@hungarianspectator6847 Its very similar between finnish and estonian, while there is bit more diffrence with hungarian, so it sometimes gets bit difficult to get the word right.
@abrahamalikhanian4269 2 жыл бұрын
The Hungarian language is very rich, and has absolutely unique phonetics of the consonants
@ggl2947 2 жыл бұрын
The richest languages in the world are Spanish and Mandarin Chinese
@Agresszor1956 2 жыл бұрын
@@ggl2947 nah
@petervagvolgyi9084 2 жыл бұрын
@cunjoz 2 жыл бұрын
what does it mean for a language to be rich?
@mindigboldogorakatmutat2922 2 жыл бұрын
Bro vot. The structure and operation of the language ..... a lot of words
@romaniaromania1914 2 жыл бұрын
I am Romanian and I love both languages! I don't hate Hungary personally, we have to be friends, I have a lot of Hungarian friends! Love to Estonia too! 🇷🇴❤️🇭🇺❤️🇪🇪
@dr3amwlfy365 2 жыл бұрын
@Berzsi 15 OMG😂😂Xddd
@inezmanolache1035 2 жыл бұрын
Thats kind:)
@monikaboros1526 2 жыл бұрын
I like Romanian people, because we have a lot common things, like food, traditions, habits and I was a little bit jealous when a lot Romanian travelled back to Romania when you voted against corruption. Out of Romania and Hungary, when the political influence stops you guys are kind, hard workers, funny, helpful. we should be friends, if i need help i always knock on my neighbours door I hope, future makes it happen! tills you are cool people aswell (greeting from Hungary)
@kingvalon6491 2 жыл бұрын
Mi sose
@KM-carvings 2 жыл бұрын
When I went to Romania with my hungarian license plate, they broke my windshield wiper >:(
@katip8554 2 жыл бұрын
The inner linguist in me is SCREAMING right now, much love from Estonia to our Hungarian brothers and sisters 💜
@cogitoergosum9069 Жыл бұрын
"oh so you added the partitive case" - the Estonian _"Yeah" - the Hungarian_ My inner linguist was screaming as well, but perhaps for different reasons Context: *Hungarian doesn't have a partitive case*
@mikahamari6420 2 жыл бұрын
As a Finn I am very proud that Estonian is here and represents all Finnic languages. ♥️
@user-ri9df7kt1l 2 жыл бұрын
Estonia represents only Estonia, but not all Finnic languages. Hungarian have the same right to represent.
@user-ri9df7kt1l 2 жыл бұрын
As far I can see, You communicate with yours brother peoples with same language, as modern Irish man and modern North-American Black man. Probably, you culture achivements are the same great. Hope you proud it too.
@mikahamari6420 2 жыл бұрын
@@user-ri9df7kt1l Yes, we have very rich cultural heritage. I recommend Kalevipoeg and Kalevala in epic literature and composers like Bela Bartók, Jean Sibelius and Arvo Pärt.
@user-ri9df7kt1l 2 жыл бұрын
@@mikahamari6420 I know it, of course. But its very old. Much elder as Hollywood or Nobel price in literacy, for example For example, I like Irish culture. But they cant speak even mother language, they disappear right now. To safe own culture its nesessary to develop culture every year. Can you call 10 new books, 10 new songs in your culture for last 10 years? If not, this means, your culture disappeared.
@mikahamari6420 2 жыл бұрын
@@user-ri9df7kt1l It is sad that many small Uralic languages have died or are dying. Hungarian, Estonian and Finnish have better situation. In every language there is uniquely coded world-view. I agree with you that culture is in constant change and every generation must continue and renew tradition. How we have managed, all of us know it in own heart. What I can do today is to give my own contribution, as we all can. Love for Irish people. ♥️
@laurenford9057 2 жыл бұрын
Estonian or Finnish comparison to Samic languages would be epic! There are more or less 10 different Sami languages that are still alive and spoken in northern Scandinavia by the native Sami people.
@jelenaivanovic4216 2 жыл бұрын
Scandinavian history and culture has always been a big interest of mine and naturally so the Sami people and their language has intrigued me. It would be so great to see that 😍
@jonam7589 2 жыл бұрын
The Estonian gentleman looks as he has Saami roots as well. Saamis are from Siberia.
@avidavidzada4721 2 жыл бұрын
@@jonam7589 perhaps many Finns and Estonians do to some small degree
@Astralmess 2 жыл бұрын
​@@jonam7589 He looks like an average Estonian.
@jonam7589 2 жыл бұрын
@@Astralmess I am sure you're right, but my Estonian friends' eyes look much less. This guy has an attitude as he has been raised in the US. Cool and handsome dude.
@GrunnenEnSeyst 2 жыл бұрын
I knew about the historical connection between these languages but didn't expect there'd still be this level of similarity. Very interesting and fun seeing two intelligent and wholesome people have a go at this.
@Stripdancer100 2 жыл бұрын
Estonian and Hungarian are much less similar than English and Russian, for example. The only "similarities" are some isolated words from an ancient origin language
@sectorgovernor 2 жыл бұрын
The basic vocabulary has still some similarities
@makoado6010 2 жыл бұрын
"I knew about the historical connection between these languages " not much. hungrian and ugric languages divided about 8-10.000 years ago. hungarian have more dravidian originated words than what common with fin-ugric speakers. this all fin-ugric line originated from 1800, from habsurgs. just becuase the autrians just like other germans arrived into europe as slave of huns when they defeted rome. and after collapse of hunnic empire they remained vasals of avars who was part of the hunnic tribe alliace. even vienna founded by avars and named bécs... this is how we hungarina still call it. and the avars was part of the seven tribe who founded the hungarian nation. (and made to to defeat holy-rome who made genocid agaist avars. and we defeted the at 907 battle of pressburg, ocupited austra and started to raid europe as punishment adn take back the stole avar goods) so if they clean our hunnic origin and force a fake identity they r rightfull ruler of hungary. later after the ww2 this theory was popular in round of communist, becuase they r just like liberals rootless people. and what they did was an early cancel culture.
@kevhynaleks2631 11 ай бұрын
@@Stripdancer100Very much not. The basic vocabulary - what we using 70% in our life the most - are extremely close - this nothing to do with the anglish and russian. This is why they are same family - there is law how the sounds changed - ant this always happening similarly though thousands and thousands words. This is why the science sure, that they relating. Of course for eeghnorant opinions you can skip the science, but just telling things about you, not about the facts!
@Stripdancer100 11 ай бұрын
@@kevhynaleks2631 I don't know what you mean but Hungarian and Estonian have about 2% of words of common origin, like Hungarian and Finnish. Yes, they are linguistically closer when compared to English and Russian, that's why linguistics can root their common origin, but Hungarian is far more away from other Finno-Ugric languages. There are no understanding even between Hungarians and their closest linguistic relatives, Khanty and Mansy
@joonatanpenttinen9940 2 жыл бұрын
As a native Finnish speaker I was positively surprised how many of the Estonian words were basically same as in Finnish (with minor differences). And even Hungarian ones were quite easy to guess.
@nyekijudit6272 2 жыл бұрын
There is an ancient hungarian text, a funeral speech (probably from a priest. "Halotti beszéd "). When I listened to it, sounded very much like Finnish in rithm. I was suprised, and wondered how these languages could have sounded 1000 years ago.
@capitulatus8 2 жыл бұрын
I met a very nice Finnish guy few years ago and we had this game there are many similarities mostly between very old Hungarian and very old Finnish however none of us use those words nowadays. We were absolutely amazed as we felt for the first time finally we found similarities between our languages 😀
@taranectaria Жыл бұрын
Jep sama 😃
@ElisSthlm74 Жыл бұрын
I agree with the Estonian similarity to Finnish, but you really have to study Hungarian and the ethymological roots to understand it from just Finnish or Estonian. You can't just guess the meaning as you can between Finnish and Estonian
@mathish1477 8 ай бұрын
As an Australian who has a Soumi wife and lived in Helsinki for seven years, Eesti just sounds like shortened slang Finnish
@CTGrell 2 жыл бұрын
so good to see this. as Hungarian I often feel like we are so separated from every other languages but this was probably the first time I felt a little connection. so weird to figure out words I've never heard before and without studying the language.
@HoryTB 7 ай бұрын
None of the languages is separated. I learned through Hungarian that everything is connected. Not only to theEast but to the West, South and North as well. Never listen to separation. 😇
@sectorgovernor 2 жыл бұрын
I think süda (heart) 's closer connection was the Hungarian ' szügy'. This word is rarely used, it means a body part(chest?) of horses. The gy sound is a palatalized d. Szív is also related to this though.
@alfredszabo1817 2 жыл бұрын
Szia Renata! Ket evvel ezelott dolgoztam Canada_ban egy Mongol kollegaval! Keepzeld el ok ugy gondoljak a mai napig hogy a magyarok a testvereik, csak leptek a kornyekrol, meglepoen sokat tudott a magyar tortenelemrol! Az alapveto szavaink szinte ugyanazok sar-sara nap-nap, ugyanugy hivjak a naptari napot mint mi, a csillagunk utan! Megdobbento!
@sectorgovernor 2 жыл бұрын
@@alfredszabo1817 igen, velük is van egy-két érdekesen hasonló szó
@alfredszabo1817 2 жыл бұрын
@@sectorgovernor Igen, de tudod, hogy a hangzok modosulnak idovel, van egy ilyen nyelvtani torveny is, nem emlekszem melyik professzor mondta. A halotti beszed es a mai beszelt magyar nyelv nagyon jo pelda erre!
@comandanteej 2 жыл бұрын
According to the literature szív (and its older version szű) is a cognate of süda, while szügy or szegy is of unknown origin but it may originate from a Finno-Ugric word meaning breast. I like your idea but it's not very likely for at least two reasons: - If the "d" was originally there, it must have been lost rather early because in many Finno-Ugric languages, including the Ob-Ugric languages, the d is missing. - The Hungarian gy sound did not develop as a palatalized d, but from an earlier j-like sound (j as in English "jungle" or Hungarian "dzsungel".)
@petervagvolgyi9084 2 жыл бұрын
@monikaboros1526 2 жыл бұрын
actually in Hungary we learn that in our language families have some rules, like sata - száz, hal- kala how they changed in time and the “mene” in Estonian is written the earliest Hungarian document “Fehervaru rea mene hodu utu rea” with the same meaning (go/menni/mene) and it is tousand years old. thanks for this video, it is really interesting!
@petervagvolgyi9084 2 жыл бұрын
@ipurpleyouarmy3703 2 жыл бұрын
Szia Dél Koreai vagyok de tudok magyarul is látom te az vagy 안녕하세요 저는 한국 사람이지만 헝가리어도 할 줄 압니다.😘
@monikaboros1526 2 жыл бұрын
@@ipurpleyouarmy3703 örülök, hogy a mi nehéz nyelvünket tanultad 😊💪💪💪 Korea nagyon különleges és szép ország 😊
@ipurpleyouarmy3703 2 жыл бұрын
@@monikaboros1526 köszii😘😘
@kafk5214 2 жыл бұрын
​@@ipurpleyouarmy3703 Én meg csak simán magyar vagyok. XD
@avishaiedenburg1102 2 жыл бұрын
I would never have expected them to do so well. I knew both languages belonged to the same family, but also to two very different branches which developed in very different regions of the world.
@timdavis1183 2 жыл бұрын
They did really well! The key pointers helped but still some of them were rather tough!
@thomasvarecka2969 2 жыл бұрын
Wow, how surprising ! I didn't expect them to do that well, congratulations ! I truly liked this !Nagyon tetszett nekem!
@sectorgovernor 2 жыл бұрын
Yes, Hungarian is pretty distant from Estonian (like 4000 years), but even from Ugric languages(they are much closer but Hungarian split off from them probably 2500-3000 years ago) .
@avishaiedenburg1102 2 жыл бұрын
@@sectorgovernor I thought the split happened around the time the Magyars started migrating to Europe?
@sectorgovernor 2 жыл бұрын
@@avishaiedenburg1102 From Finnic branch, it was much earlier. From Ugric branch (Khanty and Mansi) it was later, but still earlier than the migration. Hungarian became a separate language around 500 or 1000 BC. While if I remember well, the migration from the Ural started around 5-600 AD.
@SamA-bo4tk 2 жыл бұрын
Congratulations!! This is the first video I have seen anywhere comparing Estonian & Hungarian!! Very pleased!
@wyqtor 2 жыл бұрын
Part of the reason is that Hungarian is very distantly related to the Finnic branch. You have to struggle and make educated guesses even with simple words.
@SamA-bo4tk 2 жыл бұрын
@@wyqtor still...
@avidavidzada4721 2 жыл бұрын
Betti and Markus both have such a delightful vibe and energy! Makes the video more enjoyable:)
@mattihp 2 жыл бұрын
For sure! I like the sounds and faces they make whilst thinking
@loksiajattunen3372 2 жыл бұрын
As a Native Finnish speaker I understood the words. Finnish, Estonian and Hungarian are Ugrian Languages. Allthough I didn't realize Hungarian had so many words with the same root as in Finnish.
@balazsnagy3912 2 жыл бұрын
Finnish and Estonian are Finnic langugages, while Hungarian is Ugric.
@hunorcsaszar9977 2 жыл бұрын
Well the basic vocabulary in Hungarian has the same roots as the Finnish. I really mean to the most basic regular things
@1970coconut 2 жыл бұрын
Hei Loksi, I am very sorry not being taught to Finnish, Estonian, Turkish or some agglutinative language in my childhood. We were forced to learn Russian, then English and German. And our language-family was interpreted to us as to be separated to a Ugric branch (Chanti, Mansi, Hungarian), and a Finnish branch (Saami, Finnish, Estonian,...), as Balázs Nagy has answered it. I am not a linguist, but I can see some debates about our ancestry amongst linguists. Elements of both sides have interesting theories about our common origin of language. However there are two scientists, whose opinion are based on the same platform: Simo Parpola (Fin) and Péter Révész (Hun) showing an alternative way of thinking of ancestry. I am not convinced that Hungarian Academy of Sciences (MTA) would verify their results soon. In the same time Parpola in Finnland made a modernized language-history, I suppose. Finnish and Estonian are Ugrian or not, are undoubtfully related to Hungarian. Maybe the close connection was earlier than with the Chanti-Mansy are. The reason I choosed you to answer is your third written sentence. I am waiting for long to find a native speaker, who can I change opinions with. You wrote: you did not realize Hungarian had so many words with the same root as in Finnish. I think it is depending from the word itself one-by-one. But is interesting, which word-tree is bigger in which language. Are there any similarities in them as well? Hence I decided to answer you describing some roots with their Hungarian word-tree. I tried to eliminate all words, which are derived from agglutination or word composition. Let us start with the word-tree, which "kéz" is a part of. KÉZ (kässi - hand): KEZd - KEZdet (begin - beginning), KÉZbesít (deliver), KEZel (handle), KEZes (bailer, sponsor, but as a lamb too, that is tame, bland), KESZtyű (gloves), KESZkenő, KEndő (kerchief), KÉSZ (ready, but see also: KÉSZpénz - cash, where kész equals to kéz, because is ready to give/hand over), KÉSZít (makes, prepares originally with a handmade technique), KÉs (knife) as to be a handy tool, KÉr (ask for sg., see also: holding out his/her hand to ask some food/money), KÉrdez (ask, quaere; see also: when you ask sy, your hand is in palm-upright position). In case you are in the game, please describe first your Finnish word-tree of Kässi (to be comparable), then choose one of our common word (e.g. VERI), to follow. Involving your parents, grandparents, any fellow are highly acceptable. Merry Christmas, Hyvää Joulua!!!
@istvanmargittoth4268 2 жыл бұрын
@@1970coconut I am not a linguist either, but found many words related to English too: alter / változtat (eltér); curtail / megnyirbál (megkurtít, rövidít); court / kert (udvar); coroner (guard of 👑) / koronaőr; pompous / pompás; tore/tör; buck/bak; and there are many more
@1970coconut 2 жыл бұрын
@@istvanmargittoth4268 Findings are correct, but English versions are to be referred to the Latin ones. More to love: Heritage (Eng) < hereditatus (Lat) < eredet; Phenomenon (Hellenic, English) < fénymene(t) (FÉNY could be derived from FENN - aloft, astair, where light comes from); PEDestrian, PEDagogue (Eng) < PEDis (Lat) < Pata (Hun)...
@jaycorwin1625 2 жыл бұрын
That Estonian guy sounds like a native English speaker. Very interesting video.
@briantravelman 2 жыл бұрын
Everyone there knows English, but his was exceptional. If I just heard him talking on the street, I would think he was an American.
@louisfisher614 2 жыл бұрын
@@briantravelman Yes, very impressive considering he lives in Estonia. He speaks like a native English speaker from North America
@IndianaJones664 2 жыл бұрын
@@briantravelman Yeah, he sounded more or less American throughout the whole video except when he said "zed" not "zee" for the letter z.
@reudovaniaball9548 2 жыл бұрын
Young Estonian generations in Estonia are vary Americanized. You guys always think, that Estonians are very Russian, but that is not the case (it is not worth to alternate Russians and Estonians living in Estonia with each other, which are different things). Russia is to Estonians, especially to younger generations quite unpopular (and it has always been). That Estonian boy is a fairly typical Estonian guy from the younger generation. Proficiency in English is about 50% in Estonia and most of it is formed by the younger generations.
@jaycorwin1625 2 жыл бұрын
​@@reudovaniaball9548 English is my native language, so I'm probably better able to say with confidence that that guy's English is native-sounding. It is a particular ability that is very rare and I don't think it's typical of young Estonians or anyone else who doesn't have that particular gift.
@robertkukuczka6946 2 жыл бұрын
Greetings from a Polish who speaks Hungarian.
@roopeharju9662 Жыл бұрын
Finnish words_ 1:52 Käsi 2:31 Veri 3:20 Sarvi 4:04 Vesi 4:39 Talvi 5:08 Voi 5:55 Alla
@candicehuggins 2 жыл бұрын
I enjoyed this! I’m American but grew up mostly in Hungary. I was pausing the video to guess the Estonian word right along with Betti. :) This was very informative as I’ve never heard of the specific similarities between the two. Great video, and they both did a wonderful job! Oh! And on the first word “kéz,” he guessed the question, “Who?” While it was wrong, it actually sounds very close to the Hungarian way of asking “who is” which would be “ki ez.”
@arpad2188 2 жыл бұрын
Indeed! Also the only similarity between French - Qui est-ce? - and Hungarian :)
@candicehuggins 2 жыл бұрын
@@arpad2188 That made me laugh!
@Aivar380 2 жыл бұрын
"ki ez" (who is) in Hungarian. "kes on" (who is) in Estonian, official language. "kiä om" (who is) in South Estonian.
@theDuplicitous 2 жыл бұрын
@@candicehuggins American growing in Hungary? Wow! That is something!
@hannahalexy 2 жыл бұрын
@@theDuplicitous I'm Australian and i grew up in Hungary!
@mnik5708 2 жыл бұрын
We need a Finnish × Sami or Hungarian × Mansi comparison
@ZoltanHoppar 2 жыл бұрын
Yeah, and Bahador will pull again these above here. Because there is no more.
@csaba9285 2 жыл бұрын
Yeah, but sadly it is close to impossible to find a native mansi speaker nowdays.
@evothenew3333 2 жыл бұрын
@@csaba9285 Wikipedia says that there are 12k speakers in Russia. Well, it's a very small number but at least there are still people who speak the language.
@seroujghazarian6343 Жыл бұрын
Have them in the Urals just for funnsies, as well.
@saturahman7510 2 ай бұрын
Finnish and hungarian have same kind of grammar. And our languages are related. When I was at school, they always told us to remember it.
@Vierre01 Жыл бұрын
Elképesztő, nem volt még ilyen -hűha- élményem, mindig azt hittem, a magyar sehová sem illeszthető, de az, hogy az észt nyelvvel ennyire direkt kapcsolódások vannak, az komolyan boldoggá tesz. 🤩🤩
@James-gk8ip Жыл бұрын
Végülis 13 nyelv van a családban (talán több is).
@livmarlin4259 5 ай бұрын
Are you interested in a used condom?
@an0nycat Жыл бұрын
Now I want to look at such a comparison of the words of the Hungarian language with the Mansi, Khanty, Komi, Mari, Mordovian and Udmurt languages. 😅😅
@warnerbf Жыл бұрын
Estonian sounds very similar to Finnish. 😀😀 I'm not a native speaker of Finnish but I learned the language as an exchange student about 30 years ago. I was able to visit Estonia 5 years ago and I was amazed at how similar it sounded to Finnish. Hungarian is totally new to me. All three languages are indeed very beautiful. Terveisiä Costa Ricasta! (greetings from Costa Rica). ✌🏿👍
@elizaa.367 2 жыл бұрын
I love the energy of both participants! Well done! I got interested in Estonia after watching a few bald and bankrupt's vlogs, hope to visit soon 😊
@wyqtor 2 жыл бұрын
Make sure to visit the famous Rock of Tondi!
@laurenford9057 2 жыл бұрын
@@wyqtor And the Lahemaa National Park 🌲🌲🌳🌳
@Rider-ed2mr 2 жыл бұрын
Estonia has a small area but there is so much to see.
@JavidShah246 2 жыл бұрын
Bubyška’s secret 🤫 😸
@Cymraegson 2 жыл бұрын
Are u from Caucasus by the way?
@EthemD 2 жыл бұрын
Been waiting for this since our Hungarian Turkish video! 🥰 They aren't the easiest similarities to spot, but Betti and Markus did a very good job (and Bahador as well with his hints)! Well done guys! Something I noticed in the video was that the word for 'butter' and 'or' is the same in Estonian 'või', as Markus pointed out, but it actually also sounds quite similar in Hungarian, 'vaj' and 'vagy', I'm sure there are many more hidden examples. 😊 As a Turkish speaker however I can also tell that none of these words sound familiar to me haha so I would guess that they are more of Uralic origin. I can also imagine, that just like Turkish and Hungarian, there are plenty of unique grammatical similarities!
@corinna007 2 жыл бұрын
And in Finnish, it's "Voi" for butter and "Vai" for "Or" (they also have "Tai"; The word used depends on a couple of different things). And "Voi" has multiple meanings as well. In addition to "Butter", it also means "Oh", as in "Voi ei" ("Oh, no"), and also "Can", as in "He/she/it can".
@henryviii2091 2 жыл бұрын
@@corinna007 Interesting, in Hungarian "or" is "vagy", so I believe it's another similarity. Oh would be "jaj", but it's funny because in Romanian vai means "oh", like in Finnish
@AvocadoOnBrokenTableeee 2 жыл бұрын
Well I'm hungariam :) I'm really proud of my language 🥲 here is the translate 😂 Vaj- butter Vagy- or
@AvocadoOnBrokenTableeee 2 жыл бұрын
@@henryviii2091 well your right jaj and Vai means that "oh"🤣🤣
@corinna007 2 жыл бұрын
@@henryviii2091 I haven't studied Hungarian, but "Vagy" seems to be a word with multiple meanings as well. I've been learning Finnish for about 6 1/2 years, and the amount of homonyms still makes my head spin. Finnish also has the word "Tai". The difference between that and "Vai" was explained to me as being more about choice; for example, in a question like "Haluaisitko kahvia vai teetä?" ("Would you like coffee or tea?"), "Vai" implies that the only choices are coffee and tea, whereas "Tai" would mean that there are other options, such as water. So "Tai" is more general or abstract, while "Vai" is more specific.
@mst7155 Жыл бұрын
This channel is definitely one of the most interesting on utube!!!!! There are many linguists or language experts that talk about unexpected links between languages, but never bother themselves whith examples.... This channel is prooving a lot of " linguistic theories" in a very convincing way. A lot of thanks to all the people involved in this beautiful work!!!!
@you-know-who9023 2 жыл бұрын
Although I studied french in school I actually studied Estonian in my early 40s which for someone with English as a mother (and father) tongue was some journey. However I now consider Estonian as my additional language. As I advanced through the different stages we were joined by Hungarians and Finn's as others dropped out. These similarities are actually amazing and surprising as Hungarians found Estonian difficult to learn. Now I can see that the difficulty was not necessarily vocabulary ( although Estonian used many loan words) but differences in the amount of case endings , word order and pronunciation. Bahador's hints were very helpful and helping to break it down leaving both speakers more confident about each others language. Wonderful! 🙋👍😀
@avidavidzada4721 2 жыл бұрын
That's really impressive. Good on you 👍
@kozakrob98 2 жыл бұрын
I am a native Hungarian speaker and also been learning English since I was 8y/o (I'm 23 atm). I just wanted to say that I found this video pretty entertaining. Great job! :)
@P.B0209 2 жыл бұрын
We started from the east together, but the Estonians went north. Greetings from Hungary! ❤Estonia
@louisfisher614 2 жыл бұрын
It's incredibly fascinating to see the development of languaged and how these changes occur over the course of thousands of years!
@greyhardwearcap_snowboarding 7 ай бұрын
I'm from Helsinki🇫🇮 and so far I've spent a few minutes in Tallinn and one week in Budapest and been able to compare the languages to some extent, and here I bring one very good example which indicates the timeline when the Finnish and Hungarian language were only one language. The Finnish word lentokenttä is repülötér in Hungarian. These words mean airport. Three millennia ago flying was that birds shook their wings (in this the shaking can be described with the word räpytellä in Finnish) and the word tér in Hungarian is tori in Finnish.
@4ndr334_ 6 ай бұрын
This is so interesting, I started learning finnish and I can tell that there are many things you can compare with hungarian. Two languages don't have to be extremely similar (like spanish and Portuguese) to say that they're in the same language family, many people don't understand that. The entonation, the cases, basic vocabulary... Everything Counts
@nikke2404 Жыл бұрын
I'm neither Estonian nor Hungarian, but as a Finn this is quite entertaining to watch because words sounds so similar for us as well
@rah164 Жыл бұрын
because of uralic family language?
@SandraFalke Жыл бұрын
So cool! I'm an Estonian living in Germany so I always get asked which languages Estonian is related to. I never had good examples for Hungarian, only in Finnish. My best friend is from Hungary, also living in Germany, but we've never gotten into linguistical details. For one we'll be having a blast over these next time we see each other, and secondly, this will improve my usual explanation for my language a lot. 😃
@Rihodejaneiro 2 жыл бұрын
About time someone made this kind of video. Been waiting for it quite a while!
@memy4460 2 жыл бұрын
This was surprisingly heartwarming to watch. It's nice to introduce to youngsters other languages and some familiarities. This could prevent future conflicts. Nive idea. V4 forever.
@martindegn690 2 жыл бұрын
This was so wholesome, really needed this. Happy holiday!
@pegasusapollosson3747 2 жыл бұрын
It's so interesting to hear/watch languages from a completely separate family than PIE. It's so foreign, yet so close.
@Gaeill 2 жыл бұрын
Finno Ugric. These comparisons are things that have always fascinated me. Mari, Komi. Karelian, etc a wealth to choose from. What you are doing in these series, is continuing my education in pursuits halted long ago. Thank you and You have to tackle the Celts.
@YummYakitori 2 жыл бұрын
More comparison between Uralic languages please. Maybe you can include some of the lesser known languages spoken in Russia as well :)
@Yorgos2007 2 жыл бұрын
I would suggest Manysi. There is a video here on KZbin about numbers in Manysi, some of them are really impressively similar to Hungarian
@erigabu Жыл бұрын
@@Yorgos2007 because Manysi (and Khantyi) is the most closest relatives to Hungarian. Hungarian and Estonian (and Finnish) have 6000 years different evolution in time, but in Manysi and Hungarian only have 3000 years (what is still a lot). But still interesting in the similarities on this video.
@gurgenartsimovich8893 2 жыл бұрын
I knew Estonian and Hungarian shared the same origin but I thought they had drifted away from each other so much to have any close cognates. This was a very good and interesting video. Thank you!
@vulc1 2 жыл бұрын
There are still a hundred or so cognates left
@nuckingfuts4721 9 ай бұрын
Bahador! You and your channel are an international treasure!
@TheSeforian 7 ай бұрын
As Estonian it was very interesting, as soon I understood the basics it was somewhat easy to understand. I do feel Finnish is more connected with Estonian. Like lets say two brothers, but Hungarian is like distant cousin you haven't seen decades.
@trixkk 2 жыл бұрын
Wow! It's amazing! I know that these two languages are from one language family and it was so interesting to see these real examples. 🤗 I am also a native Hungarian and speak some more foreign languages. Maybe Estonian will be my next favourite.
@balazszsido1838 2 жыл бұрын
Very cool comparison of the two languages. Great selection of words to point out the similarities :)
@jahanas22 2 жыл бұрын
Another great collab. I was happy to get quite a few from each side.
@Mo-zh2sc 2 жыл бұрын
Are you Finnish?
@jahanas22 2 жыл бұрын
@@Mo-zh2sc no, I just like studying languages.
@Felix-ij1tc 2 жыл бұрын
I have been to Estonia many times! Tallinn, Tartu, Saaremaa, Vassilina, Kallaste, Narva, Türi, Pärnu, Viljandi... It was so cool to understand voi and vesi in the grocery stores. I am a Hungarian from Sweden Greetings to my Finnish, Estonian and Polish brothers and sisters🙂 🇭🇺🇪🇪🇫🇮🇵🇱🇸🇪
@takacsadamaprilia 2 жыл бұрын
This video is freaking awesome.... Thank to all of you about that.
@SqueezePl Ай бұрын
You're all deligthful xD What a fantastic example of interesting facts rooted in nation's history it is! Thanks for this video, really mind opening. Cheers from Poland to all Hungarians and Estonians, you are so sweet :-)
@kullulillu 2 жыл бұрын
It's so good to see something like that! Cheers and much love from Estonia 🇪🇪! 🍅
@suzannaferenczi6823 Жыл бұрын
This was delightfully fascinating! Thank you. I'm Hungarian living in Australia for over 40 years. I made a friend with Estonian origin about 15 years ago. We both remembered from our previous studies that our languages are in the same family so we researched the similarities. I still got the information. It lists basic words like earth, night, day, sky, blood, ect. Even geographical expressions like the name of North, South, East and West determined by the position of the sun, as a reference to the ancient believes are similar. Very interesting, thank you.
@garyn8316 2 жыл бұрын
The geographical location of where Hungarian is spoken is truly fascinating considering all the languages that surround it.
@christopherellis2663 2 жыл бұрын
I live in Timişoara, Banat Region, România. (Temesvár) not far from Szeged. ă = õ German, Serbian , Rroma, Romanian , Hungarian., plus...
@SamA-bo4tk 2 жыл бұрын
@@christopherellis2663 Interesting though the earliest documented Hungarian state was established in the 9th century, Romans had been around well before that.
@wyqtor 2 жыл бұрын
Romanian too, if you think about it. The closest Romance-speaking region is Friuli, more than 500 km away from the western tip of Romania, as well as some pockets of Aromanian and Meglenoromanian spoken in Northern Macedonia, Greece, and Albania. Some weird things happening in Pannonia and the Carpathian basin, were Slavic languages somehow haven't caught on, leaving the Southern Slavs separated from the other Slavs.
@e1gr3co 2 жыл бұрын
@@SamA-bo4tk ? Dou you mean the wallachians? What about Atilla? HUNgarian kingdom isn't founded in the 5th century?
@James-gk8ip Жыл бұрын
@@e1gr3co 9th
@angelcare5969 2 жыл бұрын
This was soooo good! Thank you.
@l1lium 11 ай бұрын
And in finnish: 🇫🇮 Hand - käsi Blood - veri Honey - hunaja (mesi=nectar) Horn - sarvi Water - vesi Winter - talvi Butter - voi Under - alla Fish - kala Ice - jää Go - mennä Eye - silmä
@corinna007 2 жыл бұрын
One step closer to having Finnish on the channel! 😁 This one is really interesting to me; especially Estonian, since it's so close to Finnish (which I've been learning for a few years now). I actually guessed all of the Estonian words except for Sarv, because I've never come across it, and I thought "Täis" was "Tässä" ("Here"), but once they said what it was, I understood that it's "Täysi" ("Full", "Complete"). It's funny that the Finnish word for winter is "Talvi", so the two Estonian words put together.
@timdavis1183 2 жыл бұрын
A segment on false friends would be great
@reudovaniaball9548 2 жыл бұрын
It is very hard or almost impossible to Estonians to pronounce the diphthong 'äy'. Instead is then 'äi'.The word 'tässä' is not used in active Estonian in that meaning.
@vulc1 2 жыл бұрын
Can't you enjoy and appreciate the Estonian language here? Do you need to constantly talk about Finnish?
@reudovaniaball9548 2 жыл бұрын
@@vulc1 ​ You have a point. But Finnish gives more variety. Moreover, Finnish has retained more similarities to Hungarian than Estonian has (which does not appear here). And Finnish is probably the most archaic Uralic language and certainly much more conservative than Estonian. But in this case the words and expressions offered are the same as in Finnish. It does not make much difference from the position of the Hungarian language, whether the language in question is Estonian or Finnish. There are probably a few words that can be found in Estonian and Hungarian and not in Finnish, but now you supposedly have to settle for Estonian 'malev' (Estonian military unit; volunteer formation) and Hungarian 'Malév' (Magyar Légiközlekedési Vállalat).
@vulc1 2 жыл бұрын
@@reudovaniaball9548 To me it just appears as a form of linguistic chauvinism. Also something that Karelians are familiar with - Finns treating their language as an inferior Finnish dialect instead of seeing Karelian as an independent and separate language.
@susanlegeza7562 2 жыл бұрын
A hungarian here! Amazing,had a friend of estonia, we often played this!
@frobinson6876 2 жыл бұрын
Superb video. Excellent concept. Great participants. Wonderful languages.
@johngalt4657 Жыл бұрын
Love the video box setup! Innovative and cool! 😃👍❤
@arpad2188 2 жыл бұрын
Fuck me they always say Finnish Finnish but actually Estonian has a lot of words shockingly similar to Hungarian! Wow, we are not alone anymore!!! Thank you
@Zolega89 2 жыл бұрын
Blood donation in Estonia: Thank you veri much
@sowhat249 2 жыл бұрын
I remember, when I discovered this channel, I watched many of the available videos, and I knew Magyar was an Uralic language, and I made a request for Hungarian and Finnish. Bahador favorited my comment, but that was long ago, maybe over 2 years ago, and since, I realised the two have drifted away from each other a lot, and didn't ever expect a video like this. My mood is 100% better, now that I've seen this video. I'd like to make a new request now. Maybe you could find a Gorani person (slavic minority from Kosovo) and compare their language to some other Slavic language. Maybe I'll get this video two years from now. Who knows. Bahador, thank you for existing.
@BahadorAlast 2 жыл бұрын
Thank you! Perhaps that day will come as well. Thanks a lot for your patience:)
@amarillorose7810 2 жыл бұрын
Gorani are Serbs from Kosovo, they speak the Prizren-Timok dialect of the Serbian language (Призренско-тимочки дијалект/Prizrensko-timočki dijalekt), that dialect is spoken in Eastern and South Serbia and parts of Kosovo. But it would be interesting to compare the Serbian Prizren-Timok dialect and, for example, the Croatian Chaikavian dialect, which are slightly different from the standard Serbian and Croatian.
@user-ri9df7kt1l 2 жыл бұрын
@@amarillorose7810 to be fair , we should ask also Bulgarian version
@theDuplicitous 2 жыл бұрын
@@BahadorAlast are you from Iran?
@udihu 3 ай бұрын
This was a really great watch, koszonom! ;)
@reydelacosa 2 жыл бұрын
Man these folks were excellent!
@Akurvafiad 6 ай бұрын
Here is a whole list of related words. First in Hungarian and then in Finnish: tenni = tehdä menni = mennä lenni = lienee vér = veri kéz = käsi sziv = sydan szem = silmä íny = ien tél = talvi jég = jää hal = kala víz = vesi szarv = sarvi vaj = voi tudni = tuntea nézni = nähdä adni = antaa van = olla volt = ovat rakni = rakentaa alatt = alla mi = me ti = te élni = elää nyelni = niellä nyelv = Száj = Suu Mi = mika (mit = mita) Méh = mehiläinen Kígyó = käärme Szó = sana Könny = kyynel Kő = kiwi Lök = lykätä Köt = kytkeä Kevés = kepeä Máj = maksaa Ár = ora Nyal = nuolla Név = nimi Vég = viimeinen Eleven = elävä Uszik = ui Agy = aivo Kér = kerjätä (to beg) Éj = yö And even: (Eleven hal úszik a víz alatt = Elävä kala ui veden alla.)
@hockeybros4051 3 ай бұрын
As a Finn it was an very interesting video and took part in it as well. I like your choice in guests I thought that they were sharp and funny. I have some good Hungarian (magyar)that have visited my summer place in Finland (Suomi). We can’t understand each other so we speak english. I was just last week in Budapest I love that city. Hungarians are also culturally different but we still love each other. regard’s to Eesti Unkari 😊
@cimbalok2972 2 жыл бұрын
Great choice of languages and presenters. Thank you! I noticed that Hungarian and Finnish vowels are similar but I don't know if they have a lot of cognates like Hungarian and Estonian.
@corinna007 2 жыл бұрын
Finnish and Estonian definitely have many cognates. Not sure about Finnish and Hungarian, though.
@jabbalone2068 2 жыл бұрын
I would say, that Finnish and Hungarian have much more cognates than Estonian and Hungarian, because Estonian uses a lot of loanwords from balto-slavic and germanic languages. Finnish is much more conservative and uses much more words with uralic origin than Estonian. So the chance to find cognates should be higher between Finnish and Hungarian than between Estonian and Hungarian
@evahernberg2624 6 ай бұрын
Very interesting. Greatings from Finland.
@doncorleone3082 2 жыл бұрын
The contestants are very smart because some of those were tough even though I know they stem from the same root after several thousand years there have been natural changes
@Imperiusism 2 жыл бұрын
The girl has a really beatiful smile and the guy seems pretty confident in himself. Overall, great guests!
@StrangerSpace Жыл бұрын
Interesting: so the word "blood" have the same root in all Finno-Ugric(Uralic) languages: Mari, Khanty: "vűr" ("вўр"), Udmurt: "vir" ("вир"), Finnish: "verenkierto", etc.. Also Russian language word "Vurdalak" ("Вурдалак") (Vampire, sometimes - Werewolf) seem to have relation to this word!.. Nearly all the words you mentioned are like this word - have the same root in all Finno-Ugric languages..
@pillancs1006 8 ай бұрын
You guys are super! Its so interesting. Greeting from Hungary!❤
@GaryJoo419 Жыл бұрын
Great work! I am from Miskolc too though. Keep going guys !
@yope533 2 жыл бұрын
This was actually super interesting to watch and also to see the similarities to finnish language, as a native finnish speaker
@TheHUNAndris 2 жыл бұрын
Great video, thanks!
@nadinewilliams6465 2 жыл бұрын
I am Hungarian and Lithuanian. So this was very interesting.
@user-jy9eo8en8x 2 жыл бұрын
Fantastic! I am Belorussian, I know that plenty of words are similar in all or most slavic languages, but I never thought the Hungarian and Estonian seem so close (though I knew that they are from the same Finno-Ugric language group)
@mullergyula4174 Жыл бұрын
They are very far in vocabulary. These words are the exceptions, but show that we have some connection thousands of years ago.
@le_synthesis2585 Жыл бұрын
He chose the most similar words on purpose. Many other words, even cognates, are not that similar. Can you guess that "fiu" and "poika" are the same root?
@user-jy9eo8en8x Жыл бұрын
@@le_synthesis2585 I understand :) But in fact this is a common situation. Russian and Belarusian or Ukrainian languages are very close to each other, but even there you can hardly understand Belorusian "dziakuj" (BTW, similar to Danish Tank, Englis Thank or German Danke) if you know only Russian "spasibo"
@le_synthesis2585 Жыл бұрын
@@user-jy9eo8en8x Finnish and Hungarian are possibly as far from each other as Russian and English. You can find some strikingly similar IE cognates there, like brother/brat, sister/sestra, apple/yabloko, mother/mat' (mater'), to sit/sidet', to stand/stoyat'. But these selected words make a wrong picture.
@krizso76 Ай бұрын
Amazing! Enjoyed it! Greetings from Budapest!
@aworysse 2 жыл бұрын
This just made me smile all the way long.
@emil3458 Ай бұрын
Finnish person here, i understand almost all words.
@Vizivirag 2 жыл бұрын
Finally some uralic comparison! Love this video.
@i_hate_you_tube_rewind_2014 7 ай бұрын
Azt a terembúráját! :D Nice video! Thanks for the video! Cheers from Hungary!
@Kira_waca 2 жыл бұрын
I am Hungarian ❤️🇭🇺 And these two languages almost the same. Good video ❤️☺️
@saintuser 2 жыл бұрын
very interesting, thank you for that experiment. Hello from Tallinn
@pekkatoivonen287 2 жыл бұрын
Most of the Estonian words are the same in Finnish too. vesi veri käsi sarvi (sarv) talvi (talv/tali) voi (või) alla (all; in my own Finnish dialect I say 'al') kala jää mene (mine; I would say 'mee' in my dialect) silmä (silm)
@corinna007 2 жыл бұрын
Which dialect do you speak? I've been learning Finnish for about 6 years now, and I know some puhekieli and slang from different regions but the dialects are still something I'm trying to learn more of.
@briantravelman 2 жыл бұрын
Yeah, Estonian and Finnish are very similar to the point where they're mutually inteligable
@jonam7589 2 жыл бұрын
aren't they the same people just different borders?
@ErtK 2 жыл бұрын
@@briantravelman I wouldn't go that far. If you're Estonian and pull up the first article in a Finnish newspaper there are small chances you'll even understand the context of it. Unless there's some illustrations giving it away. For example the first article I see from Iltasanomat today: Pendolinot törmäsivät Tampereen rautatieasemalla: ”Näyttivät ottaneen reilusti osumaa” An Estonian with no Finnish exposure would understand Tampere from here.
@Mediaflashmob 2 жыл бұрын
@@ErtK I don't think so, man. Even as a Russian native (non-estonian) I got your "rautatie" which is "raudtee" in Estonian. Pendolino ia s famous Italian type of train. "Asema" probably means "station", which is "jaam" in Estonian. As you see now, it's not a big challenge even for me non-native one. For the native Estonian it would be much easier I guess.
@A_Z716 Жыл бұрын
Super interesting! Thanks :)
@charleskristiansson1296 2 жыл бұрын
What an interesting video with Betti and Markus!
@emmahirschfeld7542 2 жыл бұрын
So happy to see it! Finnish and Estonian would be great to see as well.
@mostlyfinnishlifeeventsand5112 2 жыл бұрын
There is a video where, in the comment section, Finnish and Estonian speakers are actively trying to understand each others' text, including Estonian dialects somewhat closer to Finnish than standard Estonian: Based on my own tests (as a Finnish speaker trying to understand Wiki articles or songs in Estonian) these two languages are quite far from each other. It's impossible to understand 95-99% of anything more delicate - like for example a Wiki article. It's only really basic expressions and constructs that are similar / intelligible. Based on my own experience with the same-subject Wiki article, it's WAY easier to understand the same text in Dutch if you also speak German than with the Estonian & Finnish pair. There, the understand ratio is almost the opposite. I'd say around 80-90%; that is, you can understand 80-90% of Dutch language Wiki articles if you speak German.
@henrikmanitski1061 2 жыл бұрын
@@mostlyfinnishlifeeventsand5112 Curious, as an Estonian native, I understand >95% of Finnish texts or speech. I have never studied Finnish.
@mostlyfinnishlifeeventsand5112 2 жыл бұрын
@@henrikmanitski1061 You may have never formally studied the language but still had exposure to it from Finnish TV or tourists? ;) I'm absolutely sure an Estonian with no prior exposure can absolutely not understand a Finnish text with more than 95% hit rate. That may be a match rate of very closely related languages like Dutch and German but definitely not Finnish and Estonian. At , a lot of other Estonians explain how much Finnish they understand. Some examples of people NOT having had previous exposure (like TV): (note: I only quote the very first part of the posts; use Find to find the rest of them): My experience as an Estonian from southern Estonia (meaning no Finnish TV as a child as the Finnish broadcast did not reach that far) now living in Finland for the second year: Before learning any Finnish, I understood basically nothing! I mean there are many basic words that are the same or similar (like ‘käsi’ - ‘hand’, ‘vesi’ - ‘water’), but that does not get you very far even for everyday language. I remember reading the warning label on the radiators saying ‘Ei saa peittää’ - ‘do not cover’. The meaning is quite obvious from the context, I mean what else would you need to write on a radiator? But in Estonian ‘Ei saa peita’ means ‘cannot be hidden’ (Is this a challenge? Sure it can! Let me show you! :D). Trying to read a newspaper, I would recognize a word here and there, but that’s about it. Of course I would understand the international words like ‘koronavirus’ and such, but Finnish uses a lot fewer international words than Estonian, so if a Finn knows any Swedish or German or even English, they would automatically know more words in Estonian than the other way around. Some examples from Estonian and Finnish: ‘sport’ - ‘urheilu’, ‘start’ - ‘lähtö’, ‘telefon’ - ‘puhelin’. Without specifically learning those words, an Estonian would not recognize them in Finnish. ==== Hi, Estonian here. I personally don't understand Finnish, but I know my parents and many others who grew up on the north coast of Estonia during Soviet occupation do, because they tuned into Finnish TV and radio all the time for a peek outside the iron curtain. Currently English would be the go to tongue to breach the language gap between me and a Fin and I'm ashamed to say that this isn't changing any time soon. ==== I'm Estonian. And I can understand some words here and there, but understanding whole sentences is impossible.
@henrikmanitski1061 2 жыл бұрын
@@mostlyfinnishlifeeventsand5112 True, I've had exposure to Finnish TV from the age of 5. Which is probably why - from the comprehension POV - Finnish is not a foreign language to me, even though I have actually used it extremely sporadically.
@Hypetreme 2 жыл бұрын
@@mostlyfinnishlifeeventsand5112 Even if this was true, Estonian is still the closest related widely spoken language to Finnish. In my understanding Estonian has much more Germanic lexicon than Finnish has nowadays.
@thomasrobertson2225 2 жыл бұрын
Good video! My brother studied languages at the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center in California. The pace of study was intense. Students had to master the language course in 36-64 weeks. Psychologically it was very difficult, but fortunately he was helped by Yuriy Ivantsiv's book "Polyglot Notes. Practical tips for learning foreign languages”. The book " Polyglot Notes" became a desk book for my brother, because it has answers to all the problems that any student of a foreign language has to face. Thanks to the author of the channel for this interesting video! Good luck to everyone who studies a foreign language and wants to realize their full potential!
@eskolarkarin91 8 ай бұрын
I loved this video!
@uzeela Жыл бұрын
Thank you for sharing!.. I am Hungarian 1st generation in America..I do speak Hungarian This was awesome.. Would love to hear other similar languages to Hungarian.. The Mansi language in Asia has many similar words to Hungarian..
@lainet 2 жыл бұрын
Wow... this is really interesting! As a finnish person, I see the same similarities to our language. Definitely part of the same language family! ♥
@unitariansavage8513 2 жыл бұрын
4:48 He became finnish all of a sudden. "Voi, voi, voi..."
@sibaabi2526 Жыл бұрын
Interestingly, I found some of these common words between Hungary and Estonia, perhaps having shared roots with Persian. For instance, Jaad and Jeg (Ice) in Persian is Yakh (close to Yag/Jeg), and the Eye in Persian is pronounced Cheshm (pretty much close to Szem and Silm). Thanks everyone, for this eye-opening interaction.
@hannofranz7973 2 жыл бұрын
I have no idea of either of these languages but it was really interesting to watch how many words they could figure out. Even though, I'd take for granted that you wouldn't understand the other language at a spoken level.
@petergbrics7260 2 жыл бұрын
Fantastic video .Greetings from Hungary 💪💪💪
@saturahman7510 2 ай бұрын
Yes ❤ . Greetings from Finland.
@justkornel4640 2 жыл бұрын
Thank you so much, i was looking for a video like that for a long time!
@jonathanemslander6896 2 жыл бұрын
Great video, every talks to about how Scandinavians speak English well but I’ve met a lot of Estonians that speak English well.
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