Questions and phonics emphasis in the manuscript

Пытанні фанетыкі i акцэнту ў рукапіснай “Беларускай граматыцы” Антона Луцкевіча (Вільня 1916)
Questions and phonics emphasis in the manuscript "the Belarusian grammar" Anton Lutskevich (Vilnius 1916)

Author(s): Hermann Bieder
Subject(s): Language studies, Phonetics / Phonology, Belarussian Literature, Pre-WW I & WW I (1900 -1919)
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu w Białymstoku
Keywords: Anton Lutzkyevich; Belarusian national movement; Belarusian grammar; Belarusian literary language; codification; phonetics; word stress; orthography;

Summary/Abstract: This paper discusses the questions of Belarusian phonetics and stress in the light of data found in unpublished A. Lutzkyevich’s “Belarusian Grammar” which is regarded to be the first attempt to codify new Belarusian literary language. The author of the manuscript was an eminent activist of the national movement during World War I. His “Grammar” includes chapters focused on phonetics and morphology. The article concentrates on general remarks on phonetics as well as advantages and disadvantages of A. Lutzkyevich’s idea of classification of Belarusian vowels and consonants Although stress did not receive special attention in the manuscript, the author describes the features of unstable word stress in phonetics (pronunciation of the so-called “akaniye”), morphology (inflexion of nouns, adjectives and verbs), general language vocabulary, and terminology. Given the inconsistency of the contemporary Belarusian orthography, the author of the article considers the analysis and interpretation of the stress placement and comments on the abovementioned features of stress.

  • Issue Year: 2012
  • Issue No: 4
  • Page Range: 267-277
  • Page Count: 11
  • Language: Belarussian