Estonian voice-over agency
Estonian voice-over production made simple
We have a good selection of the very best Estonian voice-over talent available, and you’ll find our voice costs and studio rates to be less than many other agencies offering exactly the same service. And we’ll make sure the chosen Estonian voice artist gives you the very best rate for the job, and we’ll negotiate down on repeat fees and broadcast rates on your behalf.
We can record wild, or sync to picture, and deliver the audio back via FTP. When required, we can also re-mix your new Estonian voice-over recording with the existing music and effects track, and send you a fully mixed video soundtrack.
To check the availability of our Estonian voice-artists and to confirm costs, please contact us using the Quick Quote form below, and we’ll respond within the hour. Or you can email firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on +44(0)118 958 4934.
To calculate Estonian voice-over fees and recording costs
Here is a selection of Estonian voice talent who we regularly work with, but if you don’t find what you’re looking for, we have a dedicated talent management team who will help you source the perfect Estonian voice for your needs, and at a price that won’t blow your budget.
If you would like to discuss your project further, please complete the Quick Quote below. You can also call us on +44 (0)118 9584934 , or email: email@example.com
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Estonian video translation for Microsoft Skydrive promo
First we undertook a review of the Adobe After Effects and Final Cut Pro video files, to work out the best approach for the Estonian video translation work. Then we produced an audio transcription, to include both a time-coded voice-over script, and the on-screen captions. Lionbridge produced all the translations and DTP work. We cast and recorded one native Estonian voice-over artist, taking care to match the existing time-constraints as closely as possible.
Our engineers integrated the translations, graphics and Estonian voice-over into the supplied source files, adjusting the animations to match the new Estonian voice-over track. The final Estonian version video was encoded as an H264 MP4, ready for publishing on Microsoft’s portal.
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A short history of the Estonian language
There are two Estonian dialects – North Estonian and South Estonian – which derive from two separate waves of Estonian people migrating into the region, who spoke different Finnic vernaculars. Both evolved and continue to be used, but modern standard Estonian is based on the North Estonian dialect.
The oldest written records of the Finnic languages spoken in Estonia date back to the 13th century, while the first book written in Estonian was published in 1525. Over the years the development of the language was influenced by German, Swedish/Danish and Russian.
Estonian became the state language after the Estonian War of Independence in 1919, but during Soviet occupation after the Second World War, Russian became co-official. Following the dissolution of the Soviet Union in 1991, Estonian was designated once again as the only official language in the newly independent Republic of Estonia.
Estonian is the official language of Estonia. It is also one of the official languages of the European Union.
How many people speak Estonian as their first language?
It is estimated that over one million people speak Estonian worldwide, the majority of whom live in Estonia. There are significant Estonian-speaking communities in Sweden, Finland, Germany, Canada, the USA and Russia.
In Estonia around 67% of the population speak Estonian as their first language, with a further 30% speaking Russian. The rest speak one (or more) of 107 different languages, including Ukrainian, Belarussian, Finnish, Latvian and Lithuanian.
Did you know…
- Estonian is one of the smallest completely national languages in the world. That means that it is used for all sections of society, including education, science, the armed forces, media and government. Few other such self-contained national languages have such a small number of native speakers – Icelandic is another example.
- Estonians are very proud of their language and it is a fiercely guarded part of their national identity. They have a national language strategy, official language awards, and even Mother Tongue Day – on 14 March each year they celebrate the birthday of Kristjan Jaak Peterson, the founder of modern Estonian poetry.
- The language is notable for its unusual use of three degrees of phonemic length – short, long and ‘overlong’. For example, ‘koli’ with a short ‘o’ means junk, ‘kooli’ with a long ‘o’ means school, while ‘kooli’ with an extra long ‘o’ means to school.
Estonia has an advanced, market-based economy, with one of the higher per capita incomes in Central Europe and the Baltics. It has a strong electronics and telecommunications sector, a substantial level of foreign investment, and strong trade ties with Finland, Sweden, Russia and Germany.
Estonia joined NATO and the European Union in 2004, and became a member of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development in 2010. It was the first ex-Soviet state to adopt the euro in 2011.
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