Linguae Vasconum primitiae / per dominum Bernardum Dechepare, rectorem Sancti Michaelis veteris | Dechepare, Bernard (?). The first book ever printed in the Basque language is now available in Japanese. Linguae Vasconum Primitiae, written by Bernard Etxepare. Linguae Vasconum Primitiae has 4 ratings and 1 review: Published by Real Academia de La Lengua Vasca, pages, Hardcover.

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It contains a collection of poems, some religious prkmitiae nature, some love poems, one about his life, some extolling the virtues of the Basque language and others. The following example is the Contrapaswhich is a poem that broadly sets out Etxepare’s motivation for producing this book and his hopes for the language.

This work is in the public domain in its country of origin and vasconuj countries and areas where the copyright term is the author’s life plus 70 years or less.

There linguaae no other language neither French nor another that now compares to Basque. The only surviving original copy of the book is kept at the National Library of France in Paris.

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Bernard Etxepare – Wikipedia

His surname is spelled Etxepare in modern Basque but the variant Detxepare ptimitiae also occasionally encountered, in Basque or Dechepare in Spanish, both based on the French spelling D’echepare. The title page of Etxepare’s book. Kontrapas linguae vasconum primitiae.

Trivia About Linguae Vasconum Note that the above rendition into Standard Basque contains several words which would be spelled like that but are rarely used.

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According to these, the author would have been close to the Erasmian attitude of the beginning of the 16th century, and the religious poetry discourse of LVP would be the first printed “Christian Doctrine” written in Basque language.


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