Baraba or Baraba Tatar is spoken by at least 8,000 Baraba Tatars in Siberia. It is a dialect of Siberian Tatar. While middle age and young generation speak Russian and Tatar language, Baraba Tatar language is used by older generation. [2 ] [3 ]
Geographic Distribution [ edit ]
Baraba Tatar is spoken mainly in the
Novosibirsk Oblast in Russia. Standard Volga–Ural Tatar is used as the literary language.
Differences from Volga–Ural Tatar [ edit ]
Baraba Tatar possesses a number of features that distinguish it from
/ɕ/ to /ts/: /ɕæɕ/ → /tsæts/ "hair"
Devoicing of initial plosives: /bʌʃ/ → /paʃ/ "head" Devoicing of final
/z/ to /s/: /sez/ → /sis/ "you (plural)" Lack of sound changes
/e/ ↔ /i/ and /o/ ↔ /u/: /jort/ → /jurt/ "home", /kil-/ → /kel-/ "come"
Consonants [ edit ]
The consonants of Baraba
Sounds in paretheses appear only in loan words.
[ts] and [tʃ] appear in free variation. The replacement of /tʃ/ with /ts/ is a feature that distinguishes Baraba from Volga–Ural Tatar. [4 ]
The vowels of Baraba
ë ø̈ ö
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