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EVERYBODY USED TO SPEAK SWABIAN

Description: Johann Bertusch reports about the linguistic situation in his native village Petrești. During his childhood everybody used to speak there just the Sathmar Swabian language variety. He also recalls memories about the Swabians who assumed a Hungarian identity and the conflicts that emerged from the confrontation of the pro-Hungarian and pro-German factions in the Swabian villages.

Cite as:  Mir hɔnd alle Schwɔbisch schwetzt – Everybody used to speak Swabian; performers: Johann Bertusch camera/ interview: Răzvan Roșu, transcription/ translation: Răzvan Roșu, editor: Valentina Roșu, retrieved from www.oeaw.ac.at/VLACH, ID number: swab1242ROV0001a.

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