[Ger-Poland-Volhynia] GERMANS FROM RUSSIAN POLAND ACCENTS
gert.klingspohn at online.de
Tue Sep 10 00:53:25 PDT 2013
you know, that in Germany are used very different regional dialects,
which makes it the Germans themselves difficult to understand this. I
think here of the Bavarian or Swabian pronunciation. And so you can
heare also, that Germans came fromRussia / Poland.
Typical features are therolling "r" (for example "Bruder" = Brrruder)
and the pronunciation of words with umlauts (for example, "Förster" =
Ferster, "Schröder" = Schreder). Many of these thingswe find also in the
old church records that are now online. I always have a little smile
when I find there the name "Ferster" or "Schreder" as last name. The
correct name of this people is determined Förster or Schröder, but the
pastor writes the name in the parish register, so he is called him.
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