Диалект села Старошведское: опыт описания морфологии неизученного языка. Имя существительное (тип m. 2а)
THE DIALECT OF GAMMALSVENSKBY: DESCRIBING MORPHOLOGY OF AN UNEXPLORED LANGUAGE. NOUNS OF TYPE m. 2a
This paper continues the series of publications on the morphology of the dialect of Staroshvedskoye (Sw. Gammalsvenskby), which is the only surviving Scandinavian dialect in the territory of the former Soviet Union. The village of Staroshvedskoye is located in the Kherson region, Ukraine. Its Swedish dialect historically belongs to the group of Swedish dialects of Estonia and goes back to the dialect of the island of Dago (Hiiumaa). Due to the lack of studies of the present-day dialect and because of the severe endangerment in which the dialect is currently situated, the most urgent task is to collect, classify, and publish the factual material. This paper introduces comprehensive material on nouns in the conservative variety of the present-day dialect. It lists all masculine nouns of type 2a together with their cognates from Estonian Swedish dialects; comments on the history of the forms are given as well. The sources for the material presented here are interviews with speakers of the conservative variety of the dialect recorded by the author during fi eldwork in the village from 2004 to 2013. We plan to publish nouns of other types in later articles.