A Mennonite Low German Short Story by Swetlana Braun

By Swetlana Braun

Seminar paper from the yr 2007 within the topic English Language and Literature reviews - Linguistics, grade: 1,3, Bielefeld collage, path: English as an international Lingua Franca, 7 entries within the bibliography, language: English, summary: The procedure of this paper is it to provide the Mennonite Low German dialect and to strengthen an simply intelligible orthography for the pointed out dialect. within the first aspect the roots of the Low German dialect below exam are highlighted and it truly is proven that it belongs to a similar relations because the English language. either types 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 via unrolling the background of the Mennonites, their strikes and their linguistic background. when it comes to 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 should be mentioned in aspect 3, taking into account the 4 standards Petyt names to come to a decision no matter if a spread 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 enhance Mennonite Low German orthography, to be able 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 conversant in excessive German (but now not with different Low German dialects), the Mennonite Low German orthography awarded during this paper will persist with numerous features of German orthography, while regarded as necessary. in addition, a quick cartoon of Mennonite Low German phonology and morphology can be supplied within the following subparagraph for you to around off the subject. a quick evaluate of the differences of the dialect less than exam are available in aspect 5.3; particularly the Molotschna and the outdated Colony accents. The final subparagraph bargains with Mennonite Low German mortgage phrases and up to date be aware formation. This sort includes numerous 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 additionally clarify the underestimation of its dialect Mennonite Low German.

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