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Transylvanian-Luxembourgish language connections (common traits and differences)

Author(s): Sigrid Haldenwang
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies
Published by: Editura Academiei Române
Keywords: Keywords: Transylvanian-Saxon; Luxembourgish language; common linguistic traits and diferences; development; colonial dialect.

Summary/Abstract: This article first touches on some old and newer recognitions in the Transylvanian-Saxon dialect research. It is followed by a summarizing description of the Luxembourgish language scenery from a historic and linguistic point of view. The chosen samples demonstrate common linguistic traits as well as differences between Transylvanian-Saxon and Luxembourgish (in the areas of lexicology, phonetics and morphology). In final contemplation it shows clearly that the Transylvanian-Saxon dialect underwent its own development over the course of the centuries, separated from the motherland, and that it exhibits the typical characteristics of a colonial dialect.

  • Issue Year: 2013
  • Issue No: 56
  • Page Range: 133-144
  • Page Count: 12
  • Language: German