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Transactions of the Asiatic Society of Japan (Volume 3, PT. 2) (Paperback) Loot Price: R491 Discovery Miles 4 910
Transactions of the Asiatic Society of Japan (Volume 3, PT. 2) (Paperback): Asiatic Society of Japan
Transactions of the Asiatic Society of Japan (Volume 3, PT. 2) (Paperback): Asiatic Society of Japan

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1884. Excerpt: ... THE YONEZAWA DIALECT. By Charles H. Dallas, Esq. 143 The dialect treated in this paper is that spoken in a large irregularly shaped plain of somo 250 square miles in area, lying about midway between Sendai Bay and Ntigata, just on the west of that central range of mountains which stretches like a back-bone from Kodzuke to Awomori. The word Yoneawa formerly designated tho territory of the Dyesugi family, but being the name neither of a shiu nor of a hori should perhaps now be restricted to their castle-town, the present capital of the Okitnrua Ken. In common parlance, however, the name is still extended to the whole of the plain at the southern extremity of Uzen (the new southern division of Dewa), of which a part belongs to the prefecture of Yamagata, a handsome town about 121 ri to tho north. Besides the central range already referred to, which marks the boundary between Dewa and Oshiu, lofty mountains separate this plain from Aidzu on tho south, and Echigo and Sakata on the west, so that it is entirely hemmed in by these natural barriers; except on the north, where a narrow gorge commnnicates with Yamagata and tho rest of Dewa. 144 It is said, but I have no means of testing the accuracy of the statement, that some of the peculiarities of this dialect are to a certain extent common to tho language current in the rest of Dewa and the adjoining monster province of Oshiu; but that the nasal intonation does not there acquire that intensity which makes a Yonezawa peasant hopelessly unintelligible to a man from Tokio. It is possible thereforo that some of the facts put forward in this paper may apply to the more vox., in. Pt. ii.--17-widely diffused dialect of Oshiu, but I limit my responsibility to the assertion of tbeir existence in the dialect of Yonezawa, ...


Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: February 2012
First published: February 2012
Authors: Asiatic Society of Japan
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 7mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 122
ISBN-13: 978-1-154-33445-6
Barcode: 9781154334456
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-154-33445-7

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