Halcnovian
Haltsnovian
Altsnerisch / Päurisch
Native toPoland
RegionHałcnów
Native speakers
8 (2015)
Including passive users
Language codes
ISO 639-3

Halcnovian (Altsnerisch/Päurisch), alternatively spelled Haltsnovian, is an East Central German dialect spoken in the former village of Hałcnów, which is now a district of Bielsko-Biała, Poland. It was the vernacular language of Hałcnów until 1945, when ethnic Germans were expelled from Poland. Some examples of the language were recorded in the works of Karl Olma (1914–2001), who was active as a journalist in the Halcnovian exile community in West Germany after World War II.[1] Recently the dialect has been researched from a linguistic standpoint by Marek Dolatowski.[2][3] It is related to the Wymysorys language.[4]

St. Hedwig linden tree in Hałcnów churchyard, commemorating inhabitants of the village expelled to Germany after 1945 (inscriptions in Polish and literary German)
St. Hedwig linden tree in Hałcnów churchyard, commemorating inhabitants of the village expelled to Germany after 1945 (inscriptions in Polish and literary German)

Sample text

Ma hīrt guor oft di Loit huort kluoin
do hoit-zotāg werd veil geloin
an wār nė güt betrīga kon,
dos ei kai ōgefāner Mōn.
Do lōw ėch mir di ālde Welt
di wuor of andre Fis geštelt.

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See also

Sources

  1. ^ Mętrak, Maciej (2019). "Wymysorys (Vilamovicean) and Halcnovian: Historical and Present-Day Sociolinguistic Situation of Microlanguages in a Southern-Polish Language Island". In Rezoničnik, Lidija; Zavašnik, Nina (eds.). Slovani od preloma 19. in 20. stoletja do danes: jezikovne, zgodovinsko-politične spremembe in književni doprinos (The Slavs from the Turn of 19th and 20th Centuries Until Now: Linguistic, Historical and Political Changes and Literature). Ljubljana: Zveza društev Slavistično društvo Slovenije (Študentska sekcija). pp. 7–19.
  2. ^ Dolatowski, Marek (2013). "Słownictwo hałcnowskie jako odbicie historii etnolektu i historii wsi" (PDF). Kwartalnik Językoznawczy. 3: 1–10.
  3. ^ Dolatowski, Marek (2015). "Pochodzenie etnolektu hałcnowskiego w świetle fonetyki i fonologii historycznej". Acta Universitatis Lodziensis. Studia Indogermanica Lodziensia. 4. doi:10.18778/1506-7254.04.03.
  4. ^ "hałcnowski i bielsko-bialska wyspa językowa". inne-jezyki.amu.edu.p (in Polish). Dziedzictwo językowe Rzeczypospolitej. 2014. Archived from the original on 6 October 2014. Retrieved 18 March 2016.