Kashubian love poem
Twój òbrôz w zdrzadle
Wierszã je mòjim nôpiãkniészim
Pòspiéj sã, bladnie
Jak „kòchóm cebie” nôslédniészé”¦
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Kashubian language & Pomerania
The love poem in Kashubian (Cassubian, Cashubian, Kashubian Proper, Kaszubski, Slovincian).
Kashubian is a Slavic language of the Lekhite group, rather close to the old Polish and still spoken in the north of Poland.
The Kashubians would be about 250,000 to be able to understand this translation. For some Kashubian is a dialect of Polish and for others a separate language.
Kashubian, the language of the Kashubians, has long been a language encircled by those of the Balts, Slavs and Germans, languages which will of course influence it.
It is an official language in the Pomeranian Voivodeship. The word Kashubian, comes from the name of the coat worn by the Kashubians (the kassub).
This language is taught in schools and high schools, and is optional for the Polish baccalaureate.
In Poland, the dialects of the Kaszuby region are the most different. Some linguists consider, Kashubian, more like a separate language than a Polish dialect.
Despite the absence of a Kashubian identity at the national level, there have been several attempts to establish a standard for literary language.
Poland, which has been severely affected by the last two world wars, is still lagging behind the major industrial countries, is only 66% urbanized and maintains a high emigration rate.
Pomerania has been subject to Germanic influences for hundreds of years.