Upper Sorbian

Upper Sorbian is a language spoken by the Sorbian people in parts of eastern Germany. It is one of two Sorbian languages, the other being Lower Sorbian. Upper Sorbian is written in the Latin alphabet and has around 1.5 million speakers. The Sorbian people are thought to have come from the area of modern-day Poland and Ukraine. They settled in parts of what is now Germany in the 6th century. Upper Sorbian is thought to have developed from the dialects of these settlers. The first written record of Upper Sorbian dates from the 13th century. It was used in religious texts and poetry. In the 18th century, a standard Upper Sorbian orthography was developed. This was used in schools and for government documents. During the 19th and 20th centuries, the number of Upper Sorbian speakers declined. This was due to the Sorbian people being forced to speak German. In the 21st century, there is a revival of the Upper Sorbian language. This is thanks to the efforts of organizations such as the Domowina. Upper Sorbian has three dialects: Lusatian, Cottbus, and Kamenica. Lusatian is the largest and most widely-spoken dialect. It is also the basis of the standard Upper Sorbian language. Upper Sorbian is a Germanic language. This means that it is related to languages such as English, Dutch, and German. However, it also has influences from Slavic languages such as Polish and Czech. Upper Sorbian is a complex language. It has a number of features that make it unique. For example, it has a system of grammatical gender. This means that nouns are classified as masculine, feminine, or neuter. Upper Sorbian also has a system of declension. This is the process of changing the form of a word to show its grammatical function. Upper Sorbian is a rich and interesting language. It is worth learning for anyone interested in Germanic or Slavic languages.

Language group

Sorbian languages

Language locales, regions and scripts

Upper Sorbian
Upper Sorbian, Germany, Latin
Upper Sorbian, Germany
Upper Sorbian, Latin