Vokalquantitätsverschiebungen in ausgewählten Dorfwillküren aus dem 17. und 18. Jh. Eine graphematisch-phonematische Studie
The marking of the vowel length in selected village charters from the 17th and 18th centuries. A graphemic-phonemic study
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The paper presents the results of the language analysis of the (Early) New High German village charters from the 17th and 18th centuries which come from: Archiwum Komisji Prawniczej, Volume XI, (Warszawa/Kraków/Łódź/Poznań/Wilno/Zakopane, 1938) and Targowski (2013). The scriveners are unknown. The center of attention are the ways of marking of the long and short vowels, which came into being owing to the lengthening and shortening of the vowels in the Early New High German time. The aim of the article is to determine to what extent the script fixes the features of the spoken language. The author introduces the results of his analysis, illustrating the characteristic features with appropriate examples.
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