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Posted in Balto-Slavic, Language Profiles, Lower Sorbian, Slavic, Sorbian, Western Slavic

Lower Sorbian

sorbian

Classification: Indo-European – Balto-Slavic – Slavic – Western Slavic – Sorbian – Lower Sorbian

Number of speakers: 6,900

Countries where it is spoken: Germany

 

Example:

Wšykne luźe su lichotne roźone a jadnake po dostojnosći a pšawach. Woni maju rozym a wědobnosć a maju ze sobu w duchu bratšojstwa wobchadaś.

All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.

 

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Posted in Little Prince, Romance Languages, Venetian

Venetian – El Principe Picinin

littleprinceTranslator: Nicoletta Penello

Ah, principe picinin, gò capìo cusita, na s-cianta ała volta, ła to picoła vita małinconica. Ti par tanto tempo no te gavei vuo altro che ła dolcesa dei tramonti del sołe pa distrarte. Xero vignesto savere sto novo particołare el quarto dì, ała matina, co ti te me gavei dito: Me piaxe tanto i tramonti del sołe.

Oh, little prince! Bit by bit I came to understand the secrets of your sad little life. For a long time you had found your only entertainment in the quiet pleasure of looking at the sunset. I learned that new detail on the morning of the fourth day, when you said to me: I am very fond of sunsets. 

Posted in Bavarian, Germanic, Little Prince

Viennese (Bavarian) – Der klane Prinz

littleprinceTranslator: Hans Werner Sokop

O, du mei klaner Prinz! So noch und noch hob i dei klanes triabsinniges Lebm verstaundn. Launge Zeit host du ois anzige Unterhoitung nur de Freid aun Sonnanuntergäng ghobt. I hob von dem neichn Aspekt erscht am viertn Tag in der Frih erfoan, wia du mir gsogt host: I mog de Sonnauntergäng.

Oh, little prince! Bit by bit I came to understand the secrets of your sad little life. For a long time you had found your only entertainment in the quiet pleasure of looking at the sunset. I learned that new detail on the morning of the fourth day, when you said to me: I am very fond of sunsets. 

Posted in Franco-Provençal, Little Prince, Romance Languages

Vaud (Franco-Provençal) – Lo Pitit Prinço

littleprinceTranslator: Marie-Louise Goumaz-Fuchs

Ah! pitit prinço, y’é dinse comprâi tsô poû ta vyà eintre pitit dzoûyo et einnoyondze. Te n’avé z’u grantein que la biautâ dâo sèlâo musseint po tè dèsseinnoyî. Y’é apprâi sti pitit ôquie de novî lo quatriémo dzo, lo matin, adan que te m’a de: Y’âmo bin vère lo sèlâo sè mussî.

Oh, little prince! Bit by bit I came to understand the secrets of your sad little life. For a long time you had found your only entertainment in the quiet pleasure of looking at the sunset. I learned that new detail on the morning of the fourth day, when you said to me: I am very fond of sunsets. 

Posted in Franco-Provençal, Little Prince, Romance Languages

Savoyard (Franco-Provençal) – Lè Ptyou Prinso

littleprinceTranslator: Rojé Virè

Â! ptyou prinso, d’é konprai, à shâ pû, dinse, ta ptyouta vyà trista. T’avâ z u lontin pè distrakchon k’lô dò kutyà d’sèlwai. D’é aprai chô détalyo nové, lè katriyémo zhò u matin, kan t’mâ dè: D’âmo byê lô kutyà d’sèlwai.

Oh, little prince! Bit by bit I came to understand the secrets of your sad little life. For a long time you had found your only entertainment in the quiet pleasure of looking at the sunset. I learned that new detail on the morning of the fourth day, when you said to me: I am very fond of sunsets. 

Posted in Kildin Saami, Language Profiles, Saami, Uralic

Kildin Saami

saami

(Number 8)

Classification: Uralic – Fino-ugric – Saami – Kildin Saami

Number of speakers: 340

Countries where it is spoken: Russia

Example: (Not available yet)

All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.

 

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Vocabulary:

  • The Family
  • The Numbers
  • The Week
  • The Months

 

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Posted in Inari Saami, Language Profiles, Saami, Uralic

Inari Saami

saami

Classification: Uralic – Fino-ugric – Saami – Inari Saami

Number of speakers: 300

Countries where it is spoken: Finland

Example: (Not available yet)

All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.

 

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