Talk:Low Prussian dialect

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Maiden[edit]

Maiden from germanic writing in latvian pronounciation and writing can be written as meiten. Meitene is loanword from germans and meiča (meitsha - c pronounces as very short ts, č pronounces as short tš or tsh) is just shortened variation maid with added ending. Shorter version of maiden, meita(maid) is used for daughter, where lithuanians and even nearby slavic people uses much older version of daughter - dukte in Lithuanian. Even germans use similarly sounding word: tochter(d and t pronounciation is exactly same - only changes tongue tip: in case of d it is higher and t - lower, In english case it did not went far to daughter). This word has jumped meaning from girl to daughter(because to germanic speaking invaders somebody's daughter was maid) and subjugation also influenced local peoples language, where some of local people went germanization to keep their social position. 90.206.214.73 (talk) 18:27, 28 September 2015 (UTC)

Low Prussian pancake[edit]

I think that the Low Prussian word for pancake Flins is not necessarily a Baltic loan. Consider the Dutch (another low Germanic language) word flens or flensje which means "pancake". Meursault2004 08:43, 14 October 2007 (UTC)


The Word Lorbas does not mean Tölpel or Tollpatsch which loosley translated refers to a clutz or clumsy but rather means scamp or scoundrel in a positive manner as you would maybe refer to a more mischievious person or child even. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 108.84.45.135 (talk) 19:20, 22 September 2011 (UTC)

Question...[edit]

... Why Prussia and Russia sounds so similar? (P)Russia. --87.161.79.57 (talk) 20:33, 27 November 2017 (UTC)

Pure coincidence. Prussia is taken from Latin Borussia and Russia's just Russia.