LORENTZ, Friedrich Wilhelm Oloff Johannes

LORENTZ, Friedrich Wilhelm Oloff Johannes. Güstrow 28.12.1870 — Zoppot (Sopot near Gdansk) 27.4.1937. German Slavist. Son of Friedrich L. and Luise Brunswig. Studied IE and Slavonic linguistics at Leipzig, Ph.D. 1894 there. Lived in Wismar, then in Karthaus (now Kartuzy, Poland) studying Kashubian. He was the last to record Slovincian. With his modest economical means he never achieved habilitation, but collaborated with the Russian and Prussian academies.

Publications: Diss. Über das schwache Präteritum des Germanischen und verwandte Bildungen der Schwestersprachen. 79 p. Lp. 1894.

– “Vokaldehnung vor tautosyllabischen ns im Arischen”, BB 21, 1896, 137-185.

Important publications on Slovincian and Kashubian languages and ethnology.

Sources: *Vasmer, Z. f. slav. Philol. 14, 1937, 241f.; German Wikipedia.

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