The authorship problem of Укишкасис календорюс 1902 метамс ('Farmers' calendar for 1902) and of Aleksandr Pushkin's  Пасака апе жувиника ир жувеле ('A tale of a fisherman and a little fish') Cover Image

Укишкасис календорюс 1902 метамс ir Пасака апе жувиника ир жувеле: rengėjo problema
The authorship problem of Укишкасис календорюс 1902 метамс ('Farmers' calendar for 1902) and of Aleksandr Pushkin's Пасака апе жувиника ир жувеле ('A tale of a fisherman and a little fish')

Author(s): Aurelija Tamošiūnaitė
Subject(s): Theoretical Linguistics, Lithuanian Literature, Russian Literature, Baltic Languages, Translation Studies
Published by: Lietuvių Kalbos Institutas
Keywords: Farmers calendar for 1902; Aleksandr Pushkin; A tale of a fisherman anda a little fish; translation; orthography;

Summary/Abstract: The article deals with the linguistic and orthographic issues of two 1902 Lithuanian texts in Cyrillic (Укишкасис календорюс 1902 метамс [‘Farmers’ Calendar for 1902’; Ук] and Aleksandr Pushkin’s Пасака апе жувиника ир жувеле [‘Tale of a Fisherman and a Little Fish’; ПаЖЖ ]). Various bibliographical sources refer to Juozas Grabauskas as the author of these two publications. However, contradicting accounts, especially regarding the authorship of Пажж, suggest that there might have been two different authors involved. This hypothesis was tested in the article. Orthographical analysis revealed that the texts were prepared using different models of Lithuanian Cyrillic. This implies that there were two separate individuals who transcribed (prepared) these texts in Lithuanian Cyrillic. Both authors modified the Russian Cyrillic alphabet; the modifications, however, were different: the author of Ук introduced the graphemes <é> for [·] and for [j], while the author of Пажж used graphemes <ў> and <>, and marked the sound [j] with the grapheme . The language of both texts was strongly influenced by the norms of the developing Standard Lithuanian, more specifically by the norms of Литовская грамматика (‘Lithuanian Grammar’; Лг), which was published in Russian in 1891 and was widely used in most of the Suvalkai province schools of the time.

  • Issue Year: 2011
  • Issue No: 13
  • Page Range: 85-112
  • Page Count: 28
  • Language: Lithuanian