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Media: Unique Russian Dialect Recorded in Alaska

Submitter: Brent Woo

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Subject Language(s): Russian

Media Body: Linguists from Moscow State University have recorded a Russian dialect spoken by a few elderly people in Alaska that has been isolated from the mainland for over a century. The community is located in Ninilchik, a small village close to Anchorage. Along with a lexicon that would be considered outdated in Moscow, the language also features a grammatical gender shift.

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Issue Number: 24.2240
Date Posted: May 30, 2013