Corpus linguistics and Estonian partitive plural

Kazuto Matsumura kazuto.matsumura at
Sat Mar 13 02:19:10 UTC 2010

Dear all,

if you are interested in present-day Estonian grammar or enjoy 
speaking/reading Estonian in general, visit URL:

and read an article titled:

Kommentaariumide keel võib hakata muutma grammatikareegleid

The Postimees article tells you about the morphology of the Estonian 
partitive plural, or, more exactly, how the norms given in the 
authoritative normative dictionary may considerably differ from the 
actual forms of the partitive plural used by Estonians.

We are witnessing a rare occasion in which corpus linguistics is 
introduced to the general public as something that is both 
understandable and useful to them. Enjoy!

Kazuto Matsumura
University of Tokyo

P.S. For your information, Heiki-Jaan Kaalep's article intended for 
linguists is found in the latest issue of Keel ja Kirjandus.

Kazuto Matsumura
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