[Lingtyp] Testing a generalization about spatial reference frames

Denys T. denys.teptiuk at gmail.com
Fri Mar 5 12:05:10 UTC 2021

Dear all, 

Just to jump in as a native Ukrainian speaker with the school education in Ukraine, it is another way around than described by Tilman: Right-bank Ukraine would be actually the western part and Left-bank Ukraine would be eastern (see the map for the right bank: https://uk.wikipedia.org/wiki/Правобережна_Україна <https://uk.wikipedia.org/wiki/%D0%9F%D1%80%D0%B0%D0%B2%D0%BE%D0%B1%D0%B5%D1%80%D0%B5%D0%B6%D0%BD%D0%B0_%D0%A3%D0%BA%D1%80%D0%B0%D1%97%D0%BD%D0%B0>). It always confused me as a child, but one has to look at the flow of the river Dnipro that goes into the Black Sea and flows from north to south and this way separates Ukraine into two parts: left and right. Therefore, basically looking on the map you should position yourself according to the natural flow of the river.

Best wishes, 

> On 5. Mar 2021, at 12:20, Tilman Berger <tberger at uni-tuebingen.de> wrote:
> Правобережна Україна

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