Re: Mordvin (was Re: Questions about Hungarian)
|From:||Racsko Tamas <tracsko@...>|
|Date:||Thursday, May 6, 2004, 19:24|
On 5 May 2004 Trebor Jung <treborjung@...> wrote:
> I've never heard of that language before (except in a post by TamĂˇs).
> Does it have any other names? Where is it spoken? Where can I find some
> information on it?
Mordvin competes with Estonian in being the 3rd biggest Uralic
language. It's spoken in the Volga-Kama region and has two literary
languages, the larger eastern Erza (or: Erzya) and the smaller western
Moksha. The Mordvin together with Cheremiss (or: Mari) and the extinct
Muroma forms the Volgaic group of the Finno-Ugric languages.
I don't know good literature in English on the web, however there're
some short descriptions: