Crimean Gothic

Crimean Gothic

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Crimean Gothic was a Germanic dialect spoken by the Crimean Goths in some isolated locations in Crimea until the late 18th century. The existence of a Germanic dialect in the Crimea is attested in a number of sources from the 9th century to the 18th century. However, only a single source provides any details of the language itself: a letter by the Flemish ambassador Ogier Ghiselin de Busbecq, dated 1562 and first published in 1589, gives a list of some eighty words and a song supposedly in the language. Busbecq's information is problematic in a number of ways: his informants were not unimpeachable; there is the possibility that Busbecq's transcription was influenced by his own language; there are undoubted misprints in the printed text, which is the only source.show more

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  • Paperback | 56 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 3mm | 95g
  • Duct Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135977903
  • 9786135977905