Monument Honouring the Estonian Language

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Monument Honouring the Estonian Language

Monument Honouring the Estonian Language
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Estonians consider their mother tongue both beautiful and dignified, which led to the idea to express their respect for Estonian by erecting a monument. Led by journalist Rein Sikk and funded by donations, the monument to Estonian was opened next to Kadrina school on 21 May 1994. Inscribed on a slab of rock in the shape of the stylized head of the rooster from the traditional Estonian ABC book are the words "Sona seob" (Words unite) -- the idea of linguist Mart Mager. Interesting to know: - the monument to Estonian is believed to be the only such shrine to a language.
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Marcus D
Tartu, Estonia1,288 contributions
Interesting twist to a modernist monument
Apr 2016 • Couples
Located beside Kadrina Gymnasium and the school's tennis courts, this modernist monument was erected in 1994. The profile of a cubist head with opened lips clearly indicates the language link.
The interesting twist is that the monument is not honouring the Estonian language but the contributions, of four of the pastors at St. Katariina Church, to the development of Estonian as a literary language.
Written 26 April 2016
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