Z elementów interdialektalnych w polskich pieśniach ludowych: końcówka -owie
On Some Interdialectal Elements in Polish Folk Songs: the Ending -owie
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The paper is a study of certain song uses of nom. pi. in - owie. The author’s research results prove that variant uses of particular endings in nom. pl. of masculine nouns in Polish folk songs are not accidental. The occurrence of forms in —owie is very often semantically conditioned. The song contexts point to a considerable increase in Usability of the presented type of forms. In regard to the dialectal background it appears that both the territorial limits and the rigorous grammatical ivies are easily transgressed The ending in - owie , a frequent element of Polish folk songs clearly puts the folk language in opposition to the collequial country speech. In the definite majority of cases -owie in noun inflection meets the requirements of the poetic function and hence it should be treated as an element of artistic language. A comparison of recent dats with the analogous material from the 19th century (collected by O. Kolberg) shows that the number of fortes containing - owie is decreasing. Considering that examples, of the use of nom. pl. with other endings become more and more frequent the discussed phenomenon may be regarded as conservative and in many cases even archaic in nature.
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