Estonian songs about barn swallows?
December 25, 2013 9:42 AM   Subscribe

The barn swallow figures prominently in Estonian folklore and culture, and I would love to find poems or folk songs that mention it. Unfortunately, I do not speak the language, and I am stumped over how to proceed. Do you know any Estonian verse about barn swallows, or can you suggest how to start looking?
posted by Vic Morrow's Personal Vietnam to Writing & Language (2 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
 
The Estonian word for barn swallow is "suitsupääsuke", if that helps at all...
posted by dilaudid at 11:51 AM on December 25, 2013


I would join the suggestion above in a google search with words like the Estonian equivalents for song or lyrics or poem or poetry. The translation is left as an exercise to the reader. Google Translate is often sufficient, but complex concepts can also be easier to translate by Wikipedia titles, and maybe you have some other keywords not in my list. I have not done this in Estonian or for barn swallows, but I have used the same process for other languages and subjects...
posted by whatzit at 4:23 PM on December 25, 2013


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