Danubius International Conferences, 4th International Conference The Danube - Axis of European Identity

The Traffic on the Danube of the Seafaring Terminology with the Status of Lingua Franca

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Last modified: 2014-06-03


The Danube has always been an important European artery, ensuring continuous communication between the West and the northern Balkan Peninsula. But equally true is the fact that its mouth in the Black Sea achieves the connection with the other circulation path, in the south, the Mediterranean. This the elements of the Levantine civilization penetrate on the Danube and it interferes with borrowings from Western Europe and with the vocabulary of indigenous origin, linguistic symbiosis identifiable today in the name of riparian cities, in the fishermen’s vocabulary, in adjacent commercial terminology and primarily in the so comprehensive field of marine transport.