By Swetlana Braun

ISBN-10: 3638947386

ISBN-13: 9783638947381

Seminar paper from the yr 2007 within the topic English Language and Literature experiences - Linguistics, grade: 1,3, Bielefeld college, direction: English as an international Lingua Franca, 7 entries within the bibliography, language: English, summary: The strategy of this paper is it to give the Mennonite Low German dialect and to increase an simply intelligible orthography for the pointed out dialect. within the first aspect the roots of the Low German dialect lower than exam are highlighted and it really is proven that it belongs to an identical relations because the English language. either types belong to the Indo-European languages or, extra accurately, to its West-Germanic department. Then, element explains the place the time period Mennonite Low German comes from by means of unrolling the historical past of the Mennonites, their strikes and their linguistic historical past. by way of definition there's a additional query that needs to be tackled, specifically even if Mennonite Low German is a language or a dialect. this query should be mentioned in aspect 3, taking into consideration the 4 standards Petyt names to determine no matter 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 lots of the Mennonite Low German audio system are accustomed to excessive German (but no longer with different Low German dialects), the Mennonite Low German orthography provided during this paper will stick with numerous features of German orthography, whilst regarded as worthy. additionally, a quick caricature of Mennonite Low German phonology and morphology can be supplied within the following subparagraph so that it will around off the subject. a quick review of the diversities of the dialect less than exam are available in element 5.3; particularly the Molotschna and the previous Colony accents. The final subparagraph offers with Mennonite Low German personal loan phrases and up to date notice formation. This kind 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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