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Mennonite Low German Dictionary/Mennonitisch-Plattdeutsches Worterbuch - Jack Thiessen

Mennonite Low German Dictionary/Mennonitisch-Plattdeutsches Worterbuch

By: Jack Thiessen (Editor)

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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 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.
Distributed for the Max Kade Institute for German-American Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison

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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ISBN: 9780924119095
ISBN-10: 0924119098
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: German
Number Of Pages: 628
Published: 30th October 2003
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.88  x 4.45
Weight (kg): 0.91