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1. A Sorb.
2. Either of the two West Slavic languages, Lower Sorbian and Upper Sorbian, spoken by the Sorbs. Also called Wendish.

Sor′bi·an adj.


(Languages) a West Slavonic language spoken in the rural areas of E Germany between the upper reaches of the Oder and Elbe rivers; modern Wendish
1. (Peoples) of or relating to the Sorbs or their language
2. (Languages) of or relating to the Sorbs or their language


(ˈsɔr bi ən)

1. the West Slavic language of the Sorbs, having distinct northern and southern literary forms.
2. of or pertaining to the Sorbs or their language.
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Noun1.Sorbian - a speaker of Sorbian
Deutschland, FRG, Germany, Federal Republic of Germany - a republic in central Europe; split into East Germany and West Germany after World War II and reunited in 1990
Slav - any member of the people of eastern Europe or Asian Russia who speak a Slavonic language
2.Sorbian - a Slavonic language spoken in rural area of southeastern Germany
Slavic, Slavic language, Slavonic, Slavonic language - a branch of the Indo-European family of languages
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We follow the explanation presented in Carlton (1990:114), namely *t and *d before *j surfaced as affricates in West Slavic and the change from voiced affricate to [z] in Czech and Sorbian was a later development.
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6 million citizens and residents of Turkish descent; Danish minority in the north, Sorbian (Slavic) minority in the east; 7.
TALENTS: Anthony Zammit loves both his roles; Pictures by IAN COOPER; COLOURFUL: Sorbian folk dance group Schmerlitz above and right, and, Romanian dancers Doina Timisului, above right
IN HIS RECENT NOVELLA DIE EINLADUNG, the Sorbian writer Jurij Brezan revives the figures from and reconnects to his critically acclaimed Hanusch trilogy (Der Gymnasiast, 1958; Das Semester der verlorenen Zeit, 1960; and Mannesjahre, 1964) to thematize and problematize East and West German history, the role of memory, and the German notion of Heimat.
That, in fact, is the way it seemed to be for Lutheran immigrant Mato Kosyk (1853-1940) until it was discovered just recently that the folks back home in Europe--those who bade him farewell in 1883 either with great hopes and dreams or with a reprimand for having abandoned the Sorbian cause--are now regarding him as their greatest poet and as one of the three greatest Sorbian writers who ever lived
The production, called Salted, is a project involving eight theatre companies from European minority language communities like the Basque Country, Occitania, Ireland and Sorbian in Germany.
Slavonic is typically divided into three main branches: East Slavonic, which includes modern-day Russian, Ukrainian, and Belarusian, West Slavonic (Czech, Slovak, Polish, Cassubian, Lower Sorbian, and Upper Sorbian), and South Slavonic (Slovene, Serbo-Croat, Bulgarian, and Macedonian).