Атлас русских народных говоров центральных областей к востоку от Москвы : карты 1957


A very interesting atlas of Russian peoples dialects covering the area from Moscow to Archangel.

Accompanying the book which is full of specific pronunciations and dialectic explanations is an impressive series of maps showing the locations of different dialects and word usage. The entire volume must have taken an incredible amount of work to compile and demonstrates a certain level of enthusiasm for the codification and comprehension of the Russian language. The maps themselves show variations in pronunciation of Russian sounds.

This map details the different pronunciations of the words ‘cucumber’ and ‘let go’ (in the past simple tense).

The blue variant is considered the standard variant, while the rest are variations.