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Wed May 7 2003

Books: Germanic Ling, Plautdietsch: Neufeld

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Message 1: Dictionary of Plautdietsch Synonyms and Antonyms: Neufeld

Date: Tue, 06 May 2003 16:47:38 +0000
From: LINCOM.EUROPA <LINCOM.EUROPAt-online.de>
Subject: Dictionary of Plautdietsch Synonyms and Antonyms: Neufeld



Title: Dictionary of Plautdietsch Synonyms and Antonyms
Series Title: LINCOM Studies in Germanic Linguistics 16
			
Publication Year: 2003
Publisher: Lincom GmbH 
 http://home.t-online.de/home/LINCOM.EUROPA/		 
			
Book URL: http://home.t-online.de/home/LINCOM.EUROPA/8507.htm

Author: Eldo Neufeld				

Paperback: ISBN: ISBN3895868507, Pages: 240, Price: USD 55
Paperback: ISBN: ISBN3895868507, Pages: 240, Price: EUR 50
Paperback: ISBN: ISBN3895868507, Pages: 240, Price: GBP 35
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Abstract:

Finding the precise word or phrase that will help a writer express his
idea with impact and accuracy requires a very special tool. It is
hoped that this Dictionary of Plautdietsch Synonyms and Antonyms will
prove to be that tool for people writing in the Plautdietsch
dialect. Work on this project over a number of years has proven to the
author that our 450-year-old dialect, originally formulated in the
16th and 17th centuries in Northern Europe, is unbelievably and un-
expectedly rich in its vocabulary and possibilities of expression.

The stimulus for the present work arose out of the enjoyment
experienced by the author in the use of such synonym and antonym
finders in other languages. This attempt to create such a dictionary
in the Plautdietsch dialect is the result -- Collected Plautdietsch
Poems (Jesaumelde Plautdietsche Jedichte) and Selected Plautdietsch
Stories (Uutjew�lte Plautdietsche Jeschichte). The fascination with
versifying stem's from the author's elementary school years in the
Kansas public school system of the 1930s. Although the early efforts
were nothing more than collections of unconscious iambic and trochaic
feet, compliments from teachers, parents, and friends lent sufficient
encouragement to keep the fascination alive.

The present collection consists primarily of the efforts of recent
years, all earlier examples having unfortunately disappeared with the
passage of time. The emotions, the inner and outer aspects of the
author's young life with which these poems deal, were created and
shaped during the Great Depression years of the 1930s. These
experiences, heightened by the memory of the economic poverty and
hardships of his family situation, caused a deep seriousness to
develop in his psyche and most of the poems clearly reflect that".

Lingfield(s): Germanic linguistics (Ling & Literature)
		Ling & Literature
			 
Subject Language(s): Plautdietsch (Language Code: GRN)
			 
Written In: English (Language Code: ENG)


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