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LINGUIST List 24.2240

Thu May 30 2013

Media: Unique Russian Dialect Recorded in Alaska

Editor for this issue: Brent Woo <bwoolinguistlist.org>

Date: 30-May-2013
From: Brent Woo <bwoolinguistlist.org>
Subject: Unique Russian Dialect Recorded in Alaska
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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 Along with a lexicon that would be considered outdated in Moscow, the language also features a grammatical gender shift.

Read more:
http://en.ria.ru/world/20130529/181410443/Unique-Russian-Dialect-Recorded-in-Alaska.html



Subject Language(s): Russian (rus)
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