Deciphering Molkwerum Frisian Pronunciation

Deciphering Molkwerum Frisian Pronunciation

Foundation Operation X for languages, cultures and perspectives

Written by Dyami Millarson

Molkwerum Frisian, which is the most closely related to Hindeloopen Frisian, went extinct in the 19th century. Although there are no sound recordings of Molkwerum Frisian, a few short Molkwerum Frisian biblical texts and a list of 400+ words have been handed down to us. All of these materials have different spellings. I may use Hindeloopen Frisian, Schiermonnikoog Frisian, Terschelling Frisian and Shire Frisian to decipher the pronunciation of Molkwerum Frisian; I am quite familiar with the phonology of all these Frisian languages of the Netherlands and so I can use this phonological information for getting an accurate idea about Molkwerum Frisian. A reconstruction of the Molkwerum Frisian phonology is required for the revival of the Molkwerum Frisian tongue.

Selection of online materials we will use for reconstructing the pronunciation of Molkwerum Frisian:

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