I was reading Kroonika in the bathtub last night, and getting pretty deep into a story about the exploits of Jürgen Kaljuvee, when I saw it - a funny word with four vowels in the middle - kuuüür. From the text and my own linguistic skills I deduced that this was not one word but two put together - kuu (month) and üür (rent).
But still, it had four vowels in the middle. As a child in elementary school, I would only dream of words cool enough to have so many vowels. In English we usually limit things to two vowels - spoon, spleen, Hawaii (and the last one doesn't even count). But here it was, an awesome word, with four vowels, two with dots over them. How cool!
Anyway, because it is so fun to look at, it's the first of a series of "words of the week" we are initiating here at Itching for Eestimaa. Enjoy, and don't forget to pay your kuuüür.