Monday, March 19, 2012

Major Update at

Dear friends,

One and a half years after our project’s initial launch, we are happy to announce our website’s first major update. The main new developments are:

• The publication of the first-ever fully functional spell checker for the Mari language:
• The publication of a reading aid for Russian-speaking students of the Mari language:
• The publication of an updated version of the first volume of the textbook "Оҥай марий йылме: A Comprehensive Introduction to the Mari Language":

We hope you get as much enjoyment out of using these materials as we got out of creating them.

All the best,
Jeremy Bradley,
University of Vienna,


Пагалыме йолташна-влак!

Проектнам тӱҥалме деч вара ик ият пеле эртымеке, сайтын кугун вашталтмыж нерген уло кумылын палдарена. Кӱлешан вашталтыш-влак кокла гыч:

• Марий йылмын орфографийжым тергашлан икымше тичмашнек функциональный программым лукмаш:
• Марий йылмым тунемше руш студент-влаклан лудашыштлан пргорамме-полышым лукмаш:
• "Оҥай марий йылме: A Comprehensive Introduction to the Mari Language" книган икымше ужашыжын уэмдыме версийжым лукмаш:

Шанен кодына, кузе ме нине материалым уло кумылын ыштенна, теат тыгакак пайдаланаш тӱҥалыда.

Чыла порым гына шонен,
Джереми Брэдли
Вена университет


Уважаемые коллеги!

Спустя полтора года с момента запуска нашего проекта, мы рады сообщить вам о первом масштабном обновлении нашего сайта. Среди главных внесенных обновлений:

• Публикация первой полнофункциональной программы проверки орфографии для марийского языка:
• Публикация программы-помощника для чтения, предназначенной для русскоязычных студентов, изучающих марийский язык:
• Публикация обновленной версии первой части учебника "Оҥай марий йылме: A Comprehensive Introduction to the Mari Language":

Надеемся, что работать с данными материалами вам будет также приятно, как нам было их разрабатывать.

С наилучшими пожеланиями,
Джереми Брэдли
Венский университет

Sunday, September 11, 2011

The Mari languaguage in the Digital World

The Mari languaguage in the Digital World - a video clip, among others, covering the presentation of our project at the Volgaic Symposium in Yoshkar-Ola in August.

Джереми Брэдли Марий Эл ТВ дене проект нерген кутыра/Jeremy Bradley discussed the project on Mari El TV.


Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Conference "Computer Technology for National Minorities - Creating New Resources for the Development of the Mari language,", Mari El Radio, Yoshkar-Ola, 25-27 April 2011: Talk on the Mari Morphological Analyzer developed for the website (Russian, English subtitles)


Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Monday, December 6, 2010

Project Presentation: Mari-English Dictionary -

Time and Date: Friday, 21 January 2011, 4 PM
Place: Department of Finno-Ugric Studies,
University of Vienna, Campus AAKH (Spitalgasse 2-4), Courtyard 7
Queries to

The website represents an endeavor to make the Mari language, a Finno-Ugric minority language native to the Russian Federation, accessible to an international audience, and to provide native speakers of the language with much-needed resources.

By giving enthusiasts all over the world free and unlimited access to English-language materials needed to learn the language, the projects’ participants (at the University of Vienna and in the Russian Federation) hope to counteract the linguistic isolation of the Mari language, and hope to take a significant step in raising the language’s status, both among native speakers and abroad.

At the project presentation, we will illustrate what resources currently are available to Finno-Ugric minority languages and their speakers/students, what materials would be desired, and what steps we are currently taking to bridge this gap for this specific language.

The program consists of three small presentations on this subject matter, followed by a chance to discuss our approach and its applicability to other minority languages over a small buffet.

Admission is free. All are welcome.


Timothy Riese (University of Vienna)
Jeremy Bradley (University of Vienna)
Elina Guseva (Mari State University, Yoshkar-Ola)
Johanna Laakso (University of Vienna)