Estonian adopts new words

  • 2010-12-02
  • TBT Staff

TALLINN - On Dec. 2, the Estonian language officially became a few words richer.

On August 20, the president announced a contest whereby people were asked to come up with neologisms for Estonian words that are borrowed from other languages.

There were 593 participants and 2,123 word proposals. The winner of the contest is Andres Valdre, who proposed the word taristu, meaning infrastructure. At the awards ceremony, 59 participants will be recognized for creative solutions that smoothly preserved the nature of the Estonian language.