Monument honouring the Estonian language

Viru tänav 16b, Kadrina alevik, Kadrina vald, Lääne-Viru maakond

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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 "Sõna seob" (Words unite) -- the idea of linguist Märt Mäger.

Interesting to know: The monument to Estonian is believed to be the only such shrine to a language.

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  • Signposted
  • Sealed access road
  • By excursion bus
  • By public transport
  • By car
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Bus: Kadrina
Train: Kadrina
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Interesting twist to a modernist monument

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...



Каким должен быть памятник языку?

С трудом представляется форма и сама идея памятника языку. Ну разве что на ум приходит знаменитая шуточная фотография Эйнштейна! )) Но тут кубизм, модернизм и все так серьезно. На любителя.

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