A Mennonite Low German Short Story by Swetlana Braun PDF

By Swetlana Braun

Seminar paper from the yr 2007 within the topic English Language and Literature stories - Linguistics, grade: 1,3, Bielefeld college, path: English as an international Lingua Franca, 7 entries within the bibliography, language: English, summary: The method of this paper is it to give the Mennonite Low German dialect and to advance an simply intelligible orthography for the pointed out dialect. within the first element the roots of the Low German dialect lower than exam are highlighted and it really is proven that it belongs to an analogous relations because the English language. either forms belong to the Indo-European languages or, extra accurately, to its West-Germanic department. Then, aspect explains the place the time period Mennonite Low German comes from by way of unrolling the background of the Mennonites, their strikes and their linguistic historical past. by way of definition there's a additional query that needs to be tackled, particularly no matter if Mennonite Low German is a language or a dialect. this question could be mentioned in element 3, taking into consideration the 4 standards Petyt names to come to a decision even if a range is a language or a dialect.
After having defined and linguistically mentioned the time period Mennonite Low German, I current my grandmother’s brief tale and use it to advance Mennonite Low German orthography, so as to be expounded within the 5th paragraph. The pointed out paragraph is subdivided into 4 issues, of which the 1st one discusses Mennonite Low German orthography, its attempts and difficulties. As many of the Mennonite Low German audio system are acquainted with excessive German (but now not with different Low German dialects), the Mennonite Low German orthography offered during this paper will stick to numerous features of German orthography, while regarded as worthwhile. furthermore, a brief comic strip of Mennonite Low German phonology and morphology could be supplied within the following subparagraph so one can around off the subject. a brief review of the diversities of the dialect below exam are available in element 5.3; particularly the Molotschna and the previous Colony accents. The final subparagraph offers with Mennonite Low German mortgage phrases and up to date note formation. This style includes a number of personal loan phrases that come from Dutch, Russian or German, for instance. Paragraph quantity six explains the demise of a former Lingua Franca, which Low German were on the time of the Hanseatic League. The decline of Low German may also clarify the underestimation of its dialect Mennonite Low German.

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