Estonie leid

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Estonie (eesti keel; IPA: ˈeːsti ˈkeːl) is the offeecial leid o Estonie, spoken bi aboot 1.1 million fowk in Estonie an tens o thoosands in various émigré communities. It is a Finno-Ugric leid an is sib tae Finnish.

Ane destinctive featur that haes caused a great amoont o interest in linguists is wha is traditionally seen as three degrees o phoneme length: short, lang, an "owerlang", such that /toto/, /toˑto/ and /toːto/ are distinct. In actuality, the distinction is no purely in the phoneme length, an the unnerlyin phonological mechanism is still disputit.