Lecchese dialect

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Lecchese
Native to Italy
Native speakers
30,000  (date missing)[citation needed]
Language codes
ISO 639-3

Lecchese is a dialect of Western Lombard language spoken in the city and suburbs of Lecco (Lombardy).

Characteristics[edit]

It has the characteristic, in contrast with the other Comasco-Lecchese dialects, to be influenced by Brianzöö, Valsassinese, Valtellinese and Bergamasque (an Eastern Lombard variety spoken in and around the city of Bergamo).

Grammar[edit]

In the use of vergót (coming from Eastern Lombard) instead of Comasco quajcòss (="something"). Another characteristic is the presence of close "e" instead of "i", and of close "o" instead of "u"; the use of desinences "-om", "-on" instead of "-amm", "-ã"; the use of desinence "-én" instead of "-ĩ"; the use of article "ul".

See also[edit]

Bibliography[edit]

  • Andrea Rognoni, Grammatica dei dialetti della Lombardia, Oscar Mondadori, 2005.
  • Amanzio Aondio - Felice Bassani, Passato da ricordare, Cattaneo Editore Oggiono - Lecco, 1990.