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Journal
2005 | 50 | 289-296
Article title

POLISH SURNAMES WITH 'Ciem- / Ciem'- '

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PL
Abstracts
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In the Polish language surnames exist that contain the lexical morpheme 'Ciem- / Ciem'-' of the type Ciemoszewicz, Ciemiewicz, that have no convincing interpretation in etymologico-motivational dictionaries. One may suppose that the morphemes Ciem-, Ciem'- are variants of the morphemes Cim-, Cim'- that developed as a result of articulatory expansion of the vowel i before the half-open consonant 'm'. The pronunciation of 'im' as 'em' was widespread in the 16th century in Mazovia and Podlasie, where alongside names containing the morphemes Cim-, Cim'- of the type Cimoszewicz, Ciminski, surnames appeared of the type Ciemiewicz, Ciemachowicz. As a result of asynchronous pronunciation of the palatalized consonant m' the morpheme Ciem'- may be realized in northeastern Poland in the form Ciemn'-, compare the surname Ciemniewicz, or Cien'-, e. g. in the surname Cieniewicz.
Journal
Year
Volume
50
Pages
289-296
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Document type
ARTICLE
Contributors
  • M. Biolik, ul. gen. Sosnkowskiego 58, 10-693 Olsztyn, Poland
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CEJSH db identifier
07PLAAAA02024312
YADDA identifier
bwmeta1.element.5437078b-3490-37c7-aceb-b2fa1f9641d7
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