Štip – Kočani dialect

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The Štip-Kočani dialect on the map of the Macedonian dialects

Тhe Štip - Kočani (Macedonian: Штипско - Кочански дијалект, Štipsko - Kočanski dijalekt) is a dialect of the Macedonian language. It is member of the eastern group of the Macedonian dialects. This dialect is spoken in the central eastern part of Macedonia, respectively in Štip, Probištip, Kočani, Vinica, Radoviš and in the in surrounding areas. The main characteristic is continuing the vowel.

Characteristics[edit]

  • Continuing the vowel (каде ќе одиш > дека ќе одеш)
  • Dropping the vowel (полна > пуна-п'на)
  • Use of the preposition у (во град > у градо)
  • Use of the word "speak"
Eastern speech Standard Macedonian English
Zboram Zboruvam/Govoram speak
  • the word "tomatoes"
Eastern speech Standard Macedonian English
patlidžan domat tomatoes
  • use of the word "stairs"
Eastern speech Standard Macedonian English
merdeveni skali stairs

Personal Pronouns[edit]

Singular[edit]

  • Ја (I)
  • Ти (You)
  • Он (He)
  • Она (She)
  • Оноа (It)

Plural[edit]

  • Ниа (We)
  • Виа (You)
  • Они (Тиа) (They)

Notes[edit]