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Mennonite Low German dictionary = Mennonitisch-Plattdeutsches Wörterbuch /
by Jack Thiessen.
imprint
Madison, Wis. : Max Kade Institute for German-American Studies, c2003.
description
xxix, 520 p. ; 24 cm.
ISBN
0924119098
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imprint
Madison, Wis. : Max Kade Institute for German-American Studies, c2003.
isbn
0924119098
catalogue key
5219729
A Look Inside
About the Author
Author Affiliation
Jack Thiessen is emeritus professor of German at the University of Winnipeg.
Summaries
Bowker Data Service Summary
This is an extensive reference work on the language of thousands of Mennonites in places as far flung as Russia, Canada and Latin America. It provides a concise history and grammar on the language and more than 25,000 entries - from 'Aajdatjs' (lizard) to 'Resse'rieta' (prankster) to 'Zyreen' (siren).
Main Description
TheMennonite Low German Dictionaryis the most extensive reference work to date on the vital language of thousands of Mennonites in places as far flung as Russia, Canada, and Latin America. It provides a concise history and grammar of the language and more than twenty-five thousand entries--fromÄajdatjs(lizard) toResse'rieta(prankster) toZyreen(siren)--taken from everyday speech, popular sayings, and literature. This reference work offers a fascinating view of the history and present state of Mennonite Low German, which, unlike most minority and immigrant languages, continues to thrive and grow. Distributed for the Max Kade Institute for German-American Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Main Description
The Mennonite Low German Dictionary is the most extensive reference work to date on the vital language of thousands of Mennonites in places as far flung as Russia, Canada, and Latin America. It provides a concise history and grammar of the language and more than twenty-five thousand entriesfrom Äajdatjs (lizard) to Resse'rieta (prankster) to Zyreen (siren)taken from everyday speech, popular sayings, and literature. This reference work offers a fascinating view of the history and present state of Mennonite Low German, which, unlike most minority and immigrant languages, continues to thrive and grow. Distributed for the Max Kade Institute for German-American Studies, University of WisconsinMadison
Unpaid Annotation
"The Dictionary of Mennonite Low German is the most extensive reference work to date on the vital language of thousands of Mennonites in places as far flung as Russia, Canada, and Latin America. It pro vides a concise history and grammar of the language and more than twenty-five thousand entries--from "Aajdatjs (lizard) to "Resse'rieta (prankster) to "Zyreen (siren)--taken from everyday speech, popular sayings, and literature. This reference work offers a fascinating view of the history and present state of Mennonite Low German, which, unlike most minority and immigrant languages, continues to thrive and grow.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgmentsp. ix
History of Mennonite Low Germanp. x
Guidelines to a Mennonite Low German Orthographyp. xiv
A Sketch of Mennonite Low German Morphologyp. xvii
Reference Booksp. xxv
Abbreviationsp. xxvi
Format Guidelinesp. xxix
Mennonite Low German Dictionaryp. 1
Literary Appendixp. 487
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