Me Nkieli Dialects

Me Nkieli Dialects

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Me nkieli is the name used in Sweden for Finnish dialects spoken in the most northern parts of the country, around the valley of the Torne River. Linguistically Me nkieli consist two dialect sub-groups of Per pohjola dialects, which belong to the Western dialects of Finnish. For political and historical reasons it has the status of a minority language in Sweden. In Swedish nowadays the language is usually referred to as Me nkieli by the authorities; a common, and older, name is tornedalsfinska which literally means "Torne Valley Finnish." Linguistically me nkieli consists of the Finnish Torne Valley and G llivare dialects which belong to the much larger Per pohjola dialect group. Me nkieli is chiefly distinguished from standard Finnish by a lack of influence from modern 19th and 20th century developments in that language. Me nkieli also contains many loanwords from Swedish, pertaining to daily life. However, the frequency of loanwords is not exceptionally high when compared to some other Finnish dialects: for example the dialect of Rauma has roughly an equal frequency of loanwords as Me nkieli.show more

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  • Paperback | 76 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 5mm | 122g
  • Junct
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135971352
  • 9786135971354