German Lexical Borrowings in the Chronicle of Barku-Labava and in the Memoirs of Theodore Jeulasheuski

...The Belarusian language adapted the German words to its own phonetic system. The fact that a good number of these German loan-words still remain in modern Belarusian is evidence that they are now completely integrated into the language.

Two very interesting works of late 16th and 17th century Belarusian are quite similar in character and embrace roughly the same period of time... They are the Chronicle of Barkulabava and the Memoirs of Jeulesheuski, Assessor of Navahrodak...