Who speaks Silesian?

Who speaks Silesian?

Silesian is a Slavic language spoken by about 500,000 people in a region of Poland known as Silesia. Because the region had been home to a large German population until World War II, and because it neighbors the Czech Republic, it consists largely of German and Czech vocabulary.

Is Silesia German or Polish?

Silesia, Polish Śląsk, Czech Slezsko, German Schlesien, historical region that is now in southwestern Poland. Silesia was originally a Polish province, which became a possession of the Bohemian crown in 1335, passed with that crown to the Austrian Habsburgs in 1526, and was taken by Prussia in 1742.

What language do they speak in Silesia?

Silesian (ślůnsko godka / ślůnski) Silesian or Upper Silesian is a West Slavonic language with about 1,250,000 speakers in Upper Silesia, a region that is partly in Poland and partly in the Czech Republic. Silesian is closely related to Polish and is considered a dialect of Polish by some linguists.

What is the Silesian alphabet?

A new Silesian alphabet was created in 2006 and is quite widely used on the internet and also on the Silesian Wikipedia. At the beginning of a word u = [wu], and [w] before and after vowels Wšyjske ludźe rodzům śe swobodne a růwne we swojim werće a prawach.

What is the difference between Silesian and Polish grammar?

Although the morphological differences between Silesian and Polish have been researched extensively, other grammatical differences have not been studied in depth. One example is that, in contrast with Polish, Silesian retains a separate past conditional ( jo bych śe była uobaliyła — “I would have slipped”).

Do people in Opole still speak German?

A remaining German minority in Opole Voivodeship continues use of German in Upper Silesia, but only the older generation speaks the Upper Silesian dialect of Silesian German in today’s Poland.

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