|Language(s)||Lovian English, Oceana|
|Next to||Magna Augusta|
Boynitz (IPA: /'bɔɪ̯nɪts/; Oceana: /beə̯nits/; formerly known in English as Oceana Emeralds) is a Lovian hamlet in the state of Oceana, in the Oceana Emeralds district. Boynitz is located within the valley along the Thatrensh river and has been built along a single road which crosses the river several times. It is a very isolated community. Boynitz used to be the only hamlet within the Oceana Emeralds district until Magna Augusta was established. In the hills surrounding Boynitz, several Protestant British farmers live.
Of the 286 inhabitants of the Oceana Emeralds district, 199 live in Boynitz. According to the 2014 census, the racial make-up of Boynitz was 199 white (100%); ethnically there were 108 British people (54,3%), 84 Oceana (42,2%), and 7 Lovians (3,5%). The first-language distribution was recorded as 131 English (65,8%) and 68 Oceana (34,2%). The distribution of religious affiliations was 108 Free Churchers (54,3%), 80 Roman Catholic (40,2%), and 11 with no religious affiliation (5,5%).
Boynitz is located in the Emerald Highlands. It lies in the Thatrensh river valley between the Lawrence French Massive and the Eastern Massive. The center of the built-up area is located at approximately 200 meters high. The Free Churchers' farms are located scattered along the Beaver River.
Of the 384 functioning registrated buildings in Boynitz, 93 have a residential designation, 164 are stalls, sheds or workhouses, 34 have a religious designation, 28 are shops or services buildings, 9 are governmental buildings, and 56 are undefined.
Most of the inhabitants of Boynitz are employed in forestry, the agricultural sector, or natural services. According to the 2013 census, the working population is 104 (59,1%), of which 38 have no registrated jobs (36,5%) and 3 are unemployed (2,9%).
Boynitz has one of the most archaic Oceana language dialects. It is traditionally grouped as a subdialect of the dialect of East Hills, as it is said to be derived from it. However, it has kept a lot of archaisms still present in Old Oceana, such as verb conjugation and gender; but it also has several innovations, which used to occur in the East Hills dialect as well, such as lenition and vowel harmony. The dialect is therefore still relatively close to Slovak. It has been noted that the dialect is severely endangered, as younger speakers prefer the "standard" East Hills dialect.
Now follows an example of a regular verb in the Boynitz dialect, compared to the East Hills dialect.
|Person||Old Oceana||Boynitz||East Hills||Written Oceana||English||Slovak|
|1sg||a robim||/æ: 'ʁoʊ̯m/||/æ: 'ʁobə/||a robe||I make||robím|
|2sg||ty robish||/tʰi: 'ʁoʊ̯ʃ/||/tʰi: 'ʁobə/||thu robe||you make||robíš|
|3sg||hæ robih||/ɦɛ: 'ʁoʊ̯/||/ɦɛ: 'ʁobə/||he robe||he makes||robí|
|1pl||væ robim||/vɛ: 'ʁoʊ̯m/||/vɛ: 'ʁobə/||we robe||we make||robíme|
|2pl||yæ robit||/jɛ: 'ʁoʊ̯t/||/tʰi: 'ʁobə/||thu robe||you make||robíte|
|3pl||on robya||/tʰozo 'ʁoʊ̯/||/tʰozə 'ʁobə/||those robe||they make||robia|
The most commonly used text to represent dialectual differences in Oceana is a Jonas Hladovka Sr. passage from the 1998 novel Vicedah:
|Oceana text||Boynitz IPA||Hurbanova IPA||English translation|
|That mush o'thie horeless o'Heighnow ghnats that pes. Hine serdits beet in hine hrud. Hine oaks, eloaden kue obrasocks o'hoas, ewer zaviazni de hovorit hineself falste. Iese new that he vidert hine absolutni arfgood; up that trh o'shest ár, hine ghrietsh letch in hine bichen: de ryft that rýt, that call o'thie vlacks: odiste, those clocks povedet os we bude robe!||/tʰɛə̯t 'mɪʒ otʰiə̯ 'hiə̯çno:vɑ 'hɔ:lɛsʲ çnats tʰə 'pɛs | hi 'sɛ:dits 'bi:d in in 'hʁud | hini 'ʔʊ̯ɑkɛz ɛ'ɫa:n ki 'ʔobʁozogˠz o'hʊə̯z ɔ: 'zaviə̯zni dɛ 'hɔ:ʁiɟ iniə̯n 'falstə | izi 'nɛʊ̯ tʰɛə̯t ɛ: 'vi:ɟ i 'ʔabsolutun 'ʔɑ:fgu:d | ʔip tʰɛə̯t 'tʁɣu ʃɛscɑ 'ʔɒ: hin 'çʁiə̯tʃ lɛdʒʰ in i 'bitʃʰinɑ | dɛ 'ʁɪfc tʰə 'ʁi:t | tʰɛə̯t 'kʲalʲ otʰiə̯ 'vlakˠs | 'ʔodɛstɛ | tʰozo 'kʲlokˠos 'po:ɟ oz vɛ: by:m 'ʁoʊ̯c/||/t̪ʰat̪ 'myʃ ʔot̪ʰiə̯ 'xoʁəlɛsʲ ʔo'ɦiə̯çnoʊ̯ 'çnats t̪ʰat̪ 'pɛs | ɦinə 'sɛʁd̪its 'bi:t̪ in ɦinə 'ɦʁyd̪ | ɦinə 'ʔʊ̯ɑks ə'lʊ̯ɑd̪ən kɔ 'ʔobʁasokˠs o'ɦʊə̯s ʔɛʋɛʁ 'zaʋiɐ̯zni d̪ə 'ɦoʋoʁic ɦinəsɛlf 'falstɛ | ʔiə̯sə 'nɛʋ t̪ʰat̪ ə 'vid̪ɛʁc ɦinə 'ʔabsolycni 'ʔɑ:ʁfgu:d̪ | ʔyp t̪ʰat̪ 't̪ʁɣ ʔoʃɛsc 'ʔaɔ̯ʁ ɦinə 'çʁiə̯tʃ lɛtʃ in ɦinə 'bitʃʰɛn | d̪ə 'ʁyfc t̪ʰat̪ 'ʁœ:t̪ | t̪ʰat̪ 'kʲalʲ ʔot̪ʰiə̯ 'vlakˠs | 'ʔod̪istɛ | t̪ʰosə 'klokˠs 'poʋɛd̪ɛc ʔos wɛ byd̪ə 'ʁobə/||The man from the Heighnow forests chased the dog. His heart beat in his chest. His eyes, loaded with images of whores, were obliged to talk himself straight. It is now that he realized his real heritage; on the six are market, his sin lies in his living: to smell the ceremony, the call of the trains: leave, those clocks tell us we must!|
Now follows the voting results for the local State Elections:
|Entitled to vote||25||128||208|
Boynitz is served by the Bus Service Oceana:
- Line 40: East Hills to Train Village (buses for sixteen to thirty-five travellers);
- Line 41: Train Village to East Hills (buses for sixteen to thirty-five travellers);
- Line 44: Boynitz to Hurbanova (buses for eight to sixteen travellers; only early in the morning).
The following bus stops lie within Boynitz's zone of habitation: Boynitz Beaver River, Boynitz Middle Road, Boynitz Old Bank, Boynitz That Logue, Boynitz Wall's End, and Sylvanian Border. Several bus stops located within the hamlet's territory are Lovian State Mine, Rashlit Askolit' II, and Zlate Mine.
References and notes Edit
- ↑ Oceana Demographic Center (2014), data for the hamlet's area.
- ↑ Voting results for these elections may not be fully accurate, as some people were still registrated in Hurbanova and East Hills, due to the transition to the district system. As a result, the amount of registered voters in the hamlet is lower than the actual amount; while some votes in built-up areas are actually votes from hamlets.