This handbook was written especially for those who want to get to know some basics of a very interesting Slavic language. Silesian is spoken in the south-west of Poland in the Silesia region. If you are interested in Polish, you'll probably be in love with Silesian too! After this course you will be proud to say that you can communicate at a basic level in this language.
The course starts from zero and was prepared for non-Polish speakers, but it will also come in handy for Poles interested in getting to know some Silesian, or the natives trying to refresh their knowledge, or learning the Silesian recent codification (this course is written in ślabikŏrzowy szrajbōnek which is the most popular Silesian spelling now, but I also mention about other common orthographies).
Basic learner's material
- Anfang – Introduction – A look at Upper Silesia, its languages, culture, history and people
- Bildōng we ślōnskij gŏdce – Learning Silesian – Learning an endangered language and using this handbook
- Wymŏwa – Pronunciation – Alphabets and pronunciation
- Ślōnsko-Angelski Dykcjōnŏrz – Silesian-English Dictionary – The dictionary containing each word from this course and more divided by subject