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Journal
2006 | 51 | 73-103
Article title

A SKETCH ON THE PHONETICS OF TOPONYMS

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PL
Abstracts
EN
The article discusses the main phonetic changes that take place in toponyms, with attention to certain distinctions in relation to the lexicon of literary texts. The following issues are examined: 1) changes under the influence of accent, 2), phonetic archaisms fossilized in toponyms, 3) dialect characteristics appearing in toponyms (transition 'ra-' to 're-', 'ja-' to 'je-', '-'a- to -'e-', 'chw' to 'f' , the alternation of -'ew-II-'ow- , the Mazovian pronunciation, the disappearance of resonance of nasal vowels, secondary nasality of vowels, the transitional tendency to change 'lu' to 'li' recorded in names), 4) phonetic traits recorded in toponyms arising from a mechanism of speech not controlled by writing (assimilations, dissimilations, metatheses, the simplification of constant groups). In the phonetics of toponyms, despite interaction with the norms of the general language, a more precise association was expressed with the colloquial and dialect speech discussed than with the lexicon of literary texts corrected by writing. Key words: genetic traits of toponyms, changes under the influence of accent, phonetic archaisms, dialect influences on the phonetics of toponyms
Journal
Year
Volume
51
Pages
73-103
Physical description
Document type
ARTICLE
Contributors
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  • K. Zierhoffer, ul. Botaniczna 24 m.1, 60-586 Poznan, Poland
References
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Publication order reference
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CEJSH db identifier
08PLAAAA03567248
YADDA identifier
bwmeta1.element.c4214bd7-21e4-3caf-9366-adec1e10fd37
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