Castúo

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Castúo is the generic name for the dialects of Spanish spoken in the autonomous community of Extremadura, in Spain.

Phonological characteristics[edit]

  • Debuccalization (reduction to [h]) of [s] and [θ] in syllable-final position. This feature is common with all Spanish varieties in the southern half of Spain.
  • Frequent loss of d, in any position. This feature is common with all Spanish varieties in the southern half of Spain
  • Simplification of the consonantic group -nf, to f
  • Simplification of the consonantic group -rj, to j
  • Simplification of the consonantic group rn, to nn
  • Pronunciation of word-initial 'h' as a glottal fricative, [h], in many words where Latin had an initial F. This feature is common with most Andalusian varieties
  • General loss of r in final position

Grammar characteristics[edit]

References[edit]

APLEx Assossiation for the study and divulgation of Extremaduran linguistic patrimony

External links[edit]