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Loanword Strata in Livonian

Eberhard Winkler, 2014.

The article deals with loanword strata in Livonian. The first part of the article compares loanword strata in Courland Livonian to those of Salaca Livonian with regard to source language (Middle Low German, Latvian, High German, and Russian) and parts of speech. The second part of the article examines semantic fields in Salaca Livonian in which the influence of Latvian is particularly strong or weak. Finally, historical conclusions are drawn based on the data presented.

ESUKA / JEFUL. Īpašais izdevums “Lībiešu studijas I” (“Studies on Livonian I”). 2014.

Full article: Eberhard Winkler, Loanword strata in Livonian [ESUKA – JEFUL 2014, 5–1]