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Pavel Iosad wrote:
>Hello,
>
> > > definitely some West Slavic language, now extinct.
> >
> > Ah.  When you say "West" do you mean merely geographically, or do
> > you mean as well that it was a Lechitic language?
>
>Who knows? I'm using it an the lingusitic sense, but I can't be precise.
>It might be Lechitic, or something more like Czech (or is it a
>terminology mix up? Here in Russia 'Lechitic' refers to Polish and its
>closely related dialects Kashubian and Slovinian). On theoretical
>premises, it seems perfectly plausible that there was considerable
>divergence between, say, the language of the Obodrits (just west of
>present-day Szczecin) and the speech of the Slavs of Karinthia.
>
>To be honest, I don't know if any research has been made into that area
>(at least I haven't read anything, and I am yet to see an article on
>this on a book on a bookshelf or in a bibliography). Well, I can someone
>at the Dept. of Slavic Philology, if you wish.

I, if no-one else, 'd be happy if you did.

                                               Andreas

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