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  Kashubian (Cashubian, Cassubian) language, alphabet and pronunciation
Kashubian is a member of the West Slavic group of Slavic languages with about 200,000 speakers and used as an everyday language by about 53,000 people.
Most Kashubian speakers live in north central Poland in the region of Pomerania on the southern coast of the Baltic Sea between the Vistula and Oder rivers.
Kashubian began to emerge as a distinct language during the 14th century.
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  Kashubian language   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Kashubian or Cassubian (Kashubian: kaszëbsczi jãzëk, pòmòrsczi jãzëk, kaszëbskò-słowińskô mòwa; Polish: język kaszubski, gwara kaszubska) is one of the Lechitic languages, which are a group of Slavic languages.
Although the Kashubian language can hardly be understood by Polish speakers, until recently, many Polish linguists considered it a dialect of Polish.
A number of schools in Poland teach in Kashubian as a lecture language and it is used as an official alternative language for local administration purposes in parts of Pomeranian Voivodeship.
en.encyclopediahome.com /wiki/Kashubian_language   (304 words)

  
 Kashubian language resources
Kashubian (6) Korean (569) Kurdish (113) Latin (36) Latvian (485) Lithuanian (495) Luxembourgish (26) Macedonian (56) Malay (146) Marathi (10) Norwegian (1,839) Occitan (16) Polish (2,959) Portuguese...
Kashubian (1) Korean (275) Latin (5) Latvian (12) Lithuanian (430) Luxembourgish (0) Macedonian (10) Malay (3) Norwegian (1,043) Occitan (6) Polish (842) Portuguese (462) Romanian (439) Romansh (0)...
Kashubian or Cassubian (Kashubian: kaszëbsczi jãzëk, pòmòrsczi jãzëk, kaszëbskò-slowinskô mòwa; Polish: jezyk kaszubski, gwara kaszubska) is one of the Lechitic languages, which are a group of Slavic languages.
www.mongabay.com /indigenous_ethnicities/languages/languages/Kashubian.html   (1228 words)

  
 Slavic Languages - MSN Encarta
West Slavic: Czech-Slovak group—Czech and Slovak; Lechitic group—Polish and Kashubian; Sorbian group—Upper and Lower Sorbian (Wendish).
The invention of the Cyrillic alphabet, an adaptation of the Greek alphabet, is attributed traditionally to St Cyril, a Greek missionary.
It is related to the Glagolithic alphabet created by SS Cyril and Methodius to translate the New Testament into the language of the Slavic peoples who, by the 9th century, had begun to embrace Christianity.
uk.encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761557169/Slavic_Languages.html   (335 words)

  
 Kashubian alphabet - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Kashubian alphabet is the script of the Kashubian language.
It was created in 1879 by Florian Ceynowa and is partially based on the Polish alphabet.However, this alphabet was never adopted in the Kashubian region of Canada, because the Kashub immigrants arrived in the settlement of Wilno, Ontario 20 years before it was invented, and Kashub Canadians can only speak Kashubian.
Kashubian letters not appearing in the Latin alphabet are:
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Kashubian_alphabet   (136 words)

  
 The Dispatch - Serving the Lexington, NC - News   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Kashubians are the direct descendants of an early Slavic tribe of Pomeranians, who took their name from the fact that they settled down in Pomerania (from Polish Pomorze, "the land along the sea").
Around 50,000 Kashubians speak Kashubian, a West Slavic language belonging to the Lechitic group of languages in northern Poland.
In 2005 the Kashubian language was made an official subject on the Polish matura (an exam roughly equivalent to English A-Level and French Baccalaureat) for the first time.
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 Where do I find Kashubian Language information   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Kashubian or Cassubian (Kashubian: kaszëbsczi jãzëk, pòmòrsczi jãzëk, kaszëbskò-słowińskô mòwa; Polish: język kaszubski, gwara kaszubska) is sole of the Lechitic languages, which are a coterie of Slavic languages.
It is assumed that it evolved from the palaver spoken by some tribes of Pomeranians hailed Kashubians, in the block of Pomerania on the southern littoral of the Baltic Sea amidst the Vistula 'n Oder rivers.
Kashubian is and spoken by Kashubians contemporary in Canada.
en.aqua-pets.info /Kashubian_language   (338 words)

  
 Slavonic languages
Kashubian dialects (including Slovincian) are considered to be the remnants of a Pomeranian subgroup within the Lekhitic group.
The comparatively early rise of the West Slavic (and the westernmost South Slavic) languages as separate literary vehicles was related to a variety of religious and political factors that resulted in the decline of the western variants of the Church Slavonic language.
Glagolitic was widely used in the first three centuries of Slavic literature but was gradually replaced by the Cyrillic alphabet, created in the 10th century and still used to write all the East Slavic languages, Bulgarian, Macedonian, and Serbian.
www.rkp-montreal.org /en/05slavoniclanguages.html   (5789 words)

  
 Poland LANGUAGES   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Polish is one of the western Slavic languages using the Latin alphabet and the only major Slavic language to preserve the old Slavic nasal vowels.
In addition to the letters of the English alphabet, it has the following letters and diphthongs: a, ch, ci, cz, ;, dz´, dzi, e, l, ;, ni, ó, rz, s´, si, sz, z, ;, ;, and zi.
Some philologists consider that Kashubian, spoken along the Baltic, is not a Polish dialect but a separate language.
www.nationsencyclopedia.com /Europe/Poland-LANGUAGES.html   (166 words)

  
 Polish language - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In the western and northern regions that were largely resettled by Poles from the territories annexed by the Soviet Union, the older generation speaks a dialect of Polish characteristic of the former eastern provinces (the Kresy).
The Kashubian language, spoken in the Pomorze region west of Gdańsk on the Baltic sea is closely related to Polish, and was once considered a dialect by some.
The Polish alphabet is based on the Latin alphabet but uses diacritics, such as kreska (graphically similar to acute accent), kropka (superior dot) and ogonek.
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 Slavic languages - HighBeam Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Serbo-Croatian has several dialects, the most important of which are Serbian, which is written with the Cyrillic alphabet, and Croatian, which is written with the Roman alphabet.
The invention of the Cyrillic alphabet is ascribed traditionally to Cyril, a Greek missionary sent by Constantinople to the Slavic peoples in the 9th cent.
The Cyrillic alphabet was augmented with signs based on the Greek alphabet, added to denote Slavic sounds not found in Greek.
www.encyclopedia.com /doc/1E1-slavicla.html   (1121 words)

  
 Kashubian language resources
Kashubian (5) Korean (236) Kurdish (18) Latin (4) Latvian (4) Lithuanian (379) Luxembourgish (0) Macedonian (5) Malay (0) Norwegian (427) Polish (3,296) Portuguese (814) Romanian (338) Romansh (4)...
Kashubian (1) Korean (275) Latin (5) Latvian (12) Lithuanian (430) Luxembourgish (0) Macedonian (10) Malay (3) Norwegian (1,043) Occitan (6) Polish (842) Portuguese (462) Romanian (439) Romansh (0)...
Kashubian or Cassubian (Kashubian: kaszëbsczi jãzëk, pòmòrsczi jãzëk, kaszëbskò-slowinskô mòwa; Polish: jezyk kaszubski, gwara kaszubska) is one of the Lechitic languages, which are a group of Slavic languages.
mongabay.com /indigenous_ethnicities/languages/languages/Kashubian.html   (1228 words)

  
 Simplified Spelling Society : Slavonic language spelling.
Polish uses the Roman alphabet which it modifies either by the addition of diacritics, by the introduction of modified letters, or by the use of letter combinations.
There are two alphabets in use in Serbo-Croat, the Cyrillic alphabet and the Roman alphabet - unusually, they have a one-to-one correspondence table but this is the result of the work of Vuk Karadžić a century ago.
Admittedly, the corresponding letters in the two alphabets occur in a different order, so words are found in different positions in the dictionary, depending on the alphabet.
www.spellingsociety.org /journals/j8/slavonic.php   (4630 words)

  
 Why reform alphabets? | Antimoon Forum
The Roman alphabet is favored by our computerized society because the people who first developed and used a lot of computer technology were English speaking—and so they designed computers to use the Roman alphabet, with support for other alphabets being an afterthought.
Czech,Polish and Kashubian have to resort to using a lot of diacritical marks as a result of using the Roman (or Latin) alphabet.
The Roman alphabet is also inadequate for writing English and French and at least a dozen new alternative alphabets have been proposed for English but none ever adopted.
www.antimoon.com /forum/posts/7317.htm   (985 words)

  
 People of  Saint Clair come from many diversified backgrounds
Polabian was spoken in the regions adjacent to the Elbe River[iv].
Kashubian and Slovinzian were found to be spoken in the regions around Danzig in Pomerania[v].
Serbo-Croatian is a single literary language, the Serbian areas writing it in the Cyrillic alphabet, while the Croatian areas use the Latin alphabet (in the form given as transliteration for Serbian Cyrillic).
business.fortunecity.com /lerner/103/toth.htm   (4920 words)

  
 Evertype: The Alphabets of Europe
The intent of The Alphabets of Europe is to be neutral with respect to language; its task is to document alphabets, not to rank languages in any particular way.
The repertoire is given, in an alphabetical order as found in the sources, and includes digraphs, trigraphs, or tetragraphs used as “letters” for alphabetizing, when a language is subject to this practice.
Letters in (parentheses) are fundamental letters normal to the alphabet of a languages, used in writing native or naturalized (non-foreign) words, but which are, in the sources, interfiled with the base letter.
www.evertype.com /alphabets   (3504 words)

  
 Dead And Endangered Languages (page 2) | Antimoon Forum
Polabian and Kashubian are/were in Poland, not Germany.
At the time the last Kashubian speaker died in 1913, Pomerania was still a province in the Kaiser's Germany.
You said the last speaker of Kashubian died in 1913, but there are still a few thousands speakers left.
www.antimoon.com /forum/posts/6796-2.htm   (3005 words)

  
 Languages : Indo-European Family
Its alphabet (derived from the Greek alphabet) is used by many languages of the world.
Moldavian is a dialect of Romanian spoken in the Moldova.
It is one of the oldest alphabets in the world and has led to the Latin and Cyrillic alphabets.
www.krysstal.com /langfams_indoeuro.html   (1875 words)

  
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It was used in the Zhuang alphabet from 1957 to 198...
Ƅ(minuscule: ƅ) is a letter of the Latin alphabet used in the Zhuang language from 1957 to 1986 to indicate the sixth, or mid-level, tone(IPA: ˧).
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 Language of the Month - Babel Babble - UniLang
Kashubian language (kaszëbskô mowa) belongs to the west branch of the Slavonic languages.
It is spoken in the Pomeranian Province, at the Baltic Sea.
Kashubians had to be very united with nature, because every animal (especially domestic ones, but not only) has many diminutive, caressing and baby-talk variants, and old animals are called with augmentative forms.
home.unilang.org /babelbabble/?t=6&n=5   (1224 words)

  
 Akademicki Chor Uniwersytetu Gdanskiego
The “Kashubian Mass”, performed with a sopran, saxophone and Marek Kuczyński’s orchestra, originated as a result of a composer competition launched by the Baltic Sea Culture Centre in Gdansk and under the auspices of archbishop Tadeusz Gocłowski and the Pomeranian voivode.
In the Glory, the fragment of the most popular melody of the Kashubian folklore was used.
The melody is known as “Kashubian Alphabet” (Alfabet Kaszubski).
www.chor.univ.gda.pl /eng/artmolo.html   (313 words)

  
 kaszebsczi note (Polish to English translation glossary) Folklore,Art/Literary
What you have on your mug, is very old traditional song which was and is thought to Kashubian children to help them learn words.
Starting from two vertical bars and and image of house it reads: this is thin, this is thick; this is Kashubian capital, this is chello, this is violin, this is nobleman, this is shovel, this is perch, this is Christmas tree, this is dung-fork..,
I know beacuse I am Kashubian myself and I have learnt it as a child.
www.proz.com /kudoz/300213   (848 words)

  
 Polish language
Nowadays Polish also includes the Kashubian dialect, which used to be a single language but now practically assimilated.
Sounds that are not represented by the alphabet are indicated by digraphs such as sz and cz (resembling English sh and ch) and by diacritics (resembling zh and a soft sh), derived from Czech.
Unique to Polish are first nasal sounds (a and e), that were not preserved in other Slavic tongues, and second, a special [l-] sound (resembling English w).
members.tripod.com /babaev/tree/polish.html   (393 words)

  
 UCLA Language Materials Polish Language Profile   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Polish is a Slavic--or Slavonic--language and belongs to the West Slavic subgroup, which also includes Czech, Slovak, Cassubian (or Kashubian; spoken in the Baltic coast region in northern Poland), Sorbian (Saxony and Brandenburg, Germany), and Polabian, now extinct.
The regions in the western and northern parts of Poland which were settled since 1945 are areas of "mixed dialects." Cassubian is sometimes treated as a distinct language, but within Poland it is felt to be a dialect of Polish.
Polish uses a Latin-based alphabet, introduced in the tenth century with Christianity.
www.kashuba.org /Library/PolishLinguistics/polishlinguistics.htm   (1115 words)

  
 Slavic Languages
The single language Serbo-Croatian is called Serbian when it is written by Serbs in the Cyrillic alphabet and Croatian when it is written by Croats in the Roman alphabet.
The invention of the Cyrillic alphabet is ascribed traditionally to Cyril, a Greek missionary sent by the Byzantine Emperor Michael III to the Slavic people in the territory of the current Slovakia in the 9th cent.
So far as is known, no writing in a Slavic language was preserved from the 9th century A.D.; the oldest Slavic texts to survive are in Old Church Slavonic and belong to the 10th and 11th century.
www.slavism.com /slavic   (815 words)

  
 GEONAMES - Alphabets K to L
Korean Hangeul alphabet - 한글 이름 (hangeul ireum)
Kurdish Cyrillic alphabet - алфаба к’ӧрди (alfaba ḳurdī)
Ladin (Valle di Badia) alphabet - alfabet ladin dla Val Badia
www.geonames.de /alphkl.html   (202 words)

  
 Spółdzielnia Inwalidów "METAL"
Bytów is over 850 years old town on Kashubian Lake District (Pomeranian voyvodeship), situated on the river Bytowa, 60 km far from Słupsk, 100 km far from Gdańsk.
It is situated between lakes meadows and forests with unique high junipers, wild animals, mushrooms and blueberries.
A lot of Bytów inhabitants came from all of the Poland-before-war sides and co-exists with native residents, that speak their own dialect and have their own, well known in Poland Kashubian Alphabet.
www.simetal.com.pl /e_index.php?id=1   (278 words)

  
 Horne Translations: Multilingual keyboards, Dvorak and QWERTY
Permission is granted for free use and, with acknowledgment, distribution for non-profit purposes.
These keyboards, which fully support all the major and minor languages of Europe that use the Latin alphabet, offer the richest repertoire of accented letters, punctuation marks, mathematical symbols, currency signs, and other common typographical characters that has yet been implemented on a standard computer keyboard.
The Horne keyboards for the International Phonetic Alphabet are based on the X-SAMPA encoding, a means of representing the IPA in ASCII.
www.hornetranslations.com /keyboardsenca.shtml   (818 words)

  
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