Prussian language

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Prussian language

Postby GothicSp » 2014-07-29, 22:25

There are people which try to revive the Prussian language, but what do we know about the language, except for it's repression by the Germans and Russians?

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Re: Prussian language

Postby księżycowy » 2014-07-30, 10:51

Just to let you know, there already is a Prussian thread here.

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Re: Prussian language

Postby Ciarán12 » 2014-07-30, 11:23

Lowena also posted these lessons which I thought were really good - http://unilang.org/viewtopic.php?f=128&t=38500

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Re: Prussian language

Postby Sol Invictus » 2014-07-30, 12:08

The actual Prussian is very poorly documented - all that survives is two small dictionaries and some (mostly religious) texts, most of which were not written by native speakers and some of those texts might actually be in different language.

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Re: Prussian language

Postby GothicSp » 2014-07-30, 12:22

Sol Invictus wrote:The actual Prussian is very poorly documented - all that survives is two small dictionaries and some (mostly religious) texts, most of which were not written by native speakers and some of those texts might actually be in different language.


We have problems with reviving Gothic, but by using an old Germanic word order I 'm currently translating some things in a Gothic which is most likely similar to the original Gothic, although I need to come up with neologisms sometimes. But if Prussian wasn't even documented by native speakers I really don't see how modern Prussian should be a reliable representation of a continuation of Prussian.


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