Veske Mikhail Petrovich( researcher in the field of Finnish language)
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Biography Veske Mikhail Petrovich
(1843 - 1890). He was born in the Estonian peasant family in the manor Veske Lifland province. Theology, to which he has dedicated himself at first, did not satisfy him, and he devoted himself to his people, learning their language and way of life, the awakening of its national identity. In 1867, Mr.. he entered the University of Leipzig, where the most engaged in the Indo-Germanic linguistics. In 1872, Mr.. for his thesis "Untersuchungen zur vergleichenden Grammatik des finnischen Sprachstammes" declared Doctor of Philosophy. In 1874,. elected as a lecturer of the Estonian language at the University of Dorpat. During their journeys on the Estonian parishes and in Finland, he collected folk songs (numbering over 1500) and materials for the determination of the dialectical differences and the study of mythology. In public life Veske made a fiery fighter for national revival Ests, rebelled against the Germanization of. I went to Hungary, and thence to the Volga and the Urals to investigate the Magyar and the East-Finnish languages. In 1887, Mr.. He was appointed professor of Finnish dialects in Kazan University. The result of two trips to Veske Cheremisses and Mordovians were "Studies on adverbs Cheremis language" (Kazan, 1889) and the assembly 200 Cheremis and Mordvin songs. The most important work of his - "Slavic-Finnish cultural relations according to the language" (t. I, Kazan, 1890), in which he first expressed his firm and definite idea of the wide impact of prehistoric Slavs in the Finnish world. During processing, 2-second volume of this work Veske died unexpectedly. He was editor of scientific and fiction magazine Ota Maa "(" Native Land "), published in Estonian in 1884. The list of his articles in the field of Estonian mythology and Estonian cm. Article Smirnova (in the "Ethnographic Review", 1890, N 3).