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Laparoscopic Endoscopic Surgical Science Basic data about the consonant system of the Low German subdialect spoken by the Mennonite Germans in the Simferopol region of the Crimean peninsula [ALRJournal]
ALRJournal. 2021; 5(2): 168-174 | DOI: 10.14744/alrj.2021.80037

Basic data about the consonant system of the Low German subdialect spoken by the Mennonite Germans in the Simferopol region of the Crimean peninsula

Yulia Berezina, Olga Baykova, Obukhova Olga
Vyatka State University

The purpose of this article is to describe the consonant system of a German subdialect in the Crimea, namely, the Low German subdialect spoken by the Mennonite Germans, who live in the Simferopol region of the Crimean peninsula. The settlements of the Mennonite Germans in the Crimea have a long tradition. In the 1940s German settlements throughout the peninsula were abolished, and the German population was deported to various regions of the former USSR. As a result, many Germans have lost their native language, living dispersedly among the Russian-speaking population. However, the Mennonite Germans have retained their native language even after their return to Simferopol from the places of deportation. Unfortunately, their number, measured at the beginning of the 20th century in dozens of thousands, tends to zero these days. Only three German Mennonites living in the Simferopol region of the Crimea took part in the study.

Keywords: German-Mennonites, Low German dialect, phonological analysis, acoustic-articulatory analysis

Yulia Berezina, Olga Baykova, Obukhova Olga. Basic data about the consonant system of the Low German subdialect spoken by the Mennonite Germans in the Simferopol region of the Crimean peninsula. ALRJournal. 2021; 5(2): 168-174

Corresponding Author: Yulia Berezina, Russia
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