24.2240, Media: Unique Russian Dialect Recorded in Alaska

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Subject: 24.2240, Media: Unique Russian Dialect Recorded in Alaska

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Date: Thu, 30 May 2013 12:37:12
From: Brent Woo [bwoo at linguistlist.org]
Subject: Unique Russian Dialect Recorded in Alaska

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 Linguists from Moscow State University have recorded a Russian dialect spoken by a few elderly people in Alaska that has been isolated from the mainland for over a century. The community is located in Ninilchik, a small village close to Anchorage. Along with a lexicon that would be considered outdated in Moscow, the language also features a grammatical gender shift.

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Subject Language(s): Russian (rus)

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