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Schuster-ewc, Heinz: The Place Names of Lusatia (Part II)

mersiowsky - 10-2-2016 at 12:34 PM

Lětopis Abstract 2009 2: Schuster-ewc, Heinz: The Place Names of Lusatia (Part II)

This present paper is the continuation of the article published in Lětopis 55 (2008) 2, pp. 94108, Die Ortsnamen der Lausitz Anmerkungen zum Stand ihrer Erforschung (The Place Names of Lusatia Notes on the Present State of Research). A further 25 Upper Sorbian and 26 Lower Sorbian place names, as well as 5 additional waterways, not dealt with in previous research, are discussed and analysed from the point of view of their meaning and formation. The article includes a list containing the surviving place names as examples, which identifies lexical root forms which are no longer known in present day Upper and Lower Sorbian.