[Ger-Poland-Volhynia] Defination or Origin of Hockerlinger

Grit.Elgert at gmx.de Grit.Elgert at gmx.de
Thu Sep 17 05:08:49 PDT 2009

Dear John

This explanation is just a trial:
Perhaps an linguistic expert is knowing better

Hockerlinger / Hockerlingisch is an idiom in silesian
dialect and described the silesians and her "tongue"

Silesia in older times was called the bread-basket or
granary of Germany

The word "Hocke" means sheaf / corn shock,

"Haecksel or Hoeckerling"
(with umlaut/mutated vowel) means chaff

Grit Elgert
Hannover / Lower Saxony

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "gpvjem" <gpvjem at sasktel.net>
To: <Ger-Poland-Volhynia at eclipse.sggee.org>
Sent: Thursday, September 17, 2009 3:19 AM
Subject: [Ger-Poland-Volhynia] Defination or Origin of Hockerlinger

    Can any of you learned people on the List please provide the meaning or 
origin of the word Hockerlinger?  It is used in reference to Schlesien 
people or people from that area.

With many thanks,
John Marsch

Two examples of it's use follow;

Sind das eigentlich die Hockerlinger oder ist das Gebiet noch weiter 
In Nowa Ziemia und Hermanowka sprach man zumindest Hockerlingisch, was man 
mir auch bestätigt hat.


Die Einwanderer waren in der Hauptsache dem Stamme nach Schlesier 
("Hockerlinger") und Märker. Daneben tauchen auch Sachsen, Pfälzer, 
Schwaben, ein Böhme und ein Galizier auf.

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