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MarjaThursday 16th of June 2005 01:34:35 AM
Võro - I don't know if any of you watch the Eurovision song contest but during last year's qualifying show, I was captivated by the song from the Estonian entry. Unfortunately they didn't qualify which was a shame.

The artists were a group called Neiokõsõ (In English: The Lasses) and the song called "Tii" (The Waye).

The song was performed in Estonian but in a Southern Estonian dialect called Võro which is only spoken by about 70 000 people.

Do any of you native Estonians here on Phrasebase understand this dialect? How different is it from official Estonian?

All I know is that it sounds nice to listen to :)
siiri_22Friday 17th of June 2005 12:14:12 AM
about võro - Hi!
I`m a native Estonian and been I`ve spent most of my summers in South-Estonia. There`s an Institute of Võro, so, you can get some information at this adress: http://www.wi.ee/
it`s in English too.

Hope, that I was useful.
Siiri
MarjaFriday 17th of June 2005 01:41:18 AM
- Wow, that's great, thanks for your help! :)
Helen FlemingSunday 19th of June 2005 01:20:38 AM
Hi Marja, - Here are some more links for you:

[url=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/V%F5ro_language]Võru dialect from Wikipedia[/url]
Fairytale in Võru dialect [url=http://haldjas.folklore.ee/tagused/nr2/muina.htm]Vaenõlats' kuu pääl[/url]
Songs in Võru dialect by [url=http://web.ibs.ee/ummamuudu/]Ummamuudu[/url]
[url=http://web.ibs.ee/ummamuudu/meie-elu/konotraat.au]Kõnõtraat[/url]
[url=http://web.ibs.ee/ummamuudu/kqne-vqrust/ikulugu.au]Ikulugu[/url]

MarjaSunday 19th of June 2005 01:56:48 AM
- Thanks Helen, I shall have a look at those :)

If I post the song lyrics in Võro and English, would someone be able to write the Estonian for me please, as a comparision. That would be fantastic :)
Helen FlemingSunday 19th of June 2005 03:18:21 AM
Tii - [url=http://www.neiokoso.com]Neiokõsõ[/url]

Esi hinnäst
hummogu heräti
kikkalauluga
lätsi jäti vallalõ väräti
tulku tõõsõ ka

saa-õi maada
tii lätt jo edesi
ümbre mi õi lää
huug om sääne
et sääl kon silmäpiir
ummi varbit nää

oroviir mõtsatii ülõ jõõ ülõ mää
tiiä-õi kohe tuu elo viil käänd

eelä mi joht olli ja
täämbä mi tulli ja
hummõl mi jälki jo lää
pääväkõ paistus jo
kõgõ mi süämen
ja egäl puul om miil jo hää

täämbä mi tulli
mi olõ-õi ulli ja
hummõl mi jälki jo lää
pääväkõ paistus jo
kõgõ mi süämen
ja egäl puul om miil hää

esi hinnäst...

Helen FlemingSunday 19th of June 2005 03:19:27 AM
Tee - Neiukesed

Ise ennast
hommikul äratasin
kukelauluga
läksin jätsin avatuks värava
tulgu teised kah

ei saa magada
tee läheb ju edasi
ümber me ei lähe
hoog on selline
et seal kus silmapiir
oma varbaid näen

oruveer metsatee üle jõe üle mäe
ei tea kuhu see elu veel keerab

eile me juba olime ja
täna me tulime ja
homme me läheme taas
päikseke paistab ju
aina me südames
ja igal pool on meil ju hea

täna me tulime
me ei ole rumalad ja
homme me läheme taas
päikseke paistab ju
aina me südames
ja igal pool on meil hea

ise ennast...

Helen FlemingSunday 19th of June 2005 03:20:46 AM
The Waye - The Lasses

Woke myself up
In the morning
While the rooster sang
I was off and the gate left open
Let others come along

I can't sleep cos'
The waye keeps going on
We will not go round
The pace we hold
Shows on the horizon
I only see my toes

Valley's edge, forest waye, across rivers, over hills
Never know, where your life makes the next turn

Yesterday we were
Today we came and
Tomorrow we will go again
The sun is shining
Always in our hearts
And now everywhere we feel great

Today we came and
We are no fools and
Tomorrow we will go again
The sun is shining
Always in our hearts
And now everywhere we feel great

Woke myself up...

MarjaSunday 19th of June 2005 10:51:09 PM
- Wow, thank you so much, that's fantastic! :)