Lower Sava Valley dialect

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The Lower Sava Valley dialect (posavsko narečje,[1] posavščina[2]) is a Slovene dialect in the Styrian dialect group, bordering on the Lower Carniolan dialect group. It is spoken in the Sava Valley from Litija to Brežice and along the lower course of the Savinja River. It is divided into three subdialects: the Zagorje-Trbovlje subdialect, Laško subdialect, and Sevnica-Krško subdialect.[3]

Phonological and morphological characteristics[edit]

The Lower Sava Valley dialect predominantly shares features with the Lower Carniolan dialects but does not have pitch accent.[3] Its transitional nature is shown by its older Lower Carniolan vocalic features overlaid by more recent Styrian features.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Smole, Vera. 1998. "Slovenska narečja." Enciklopedija Slovenije vol. 12, pp. 1–5. Ljubljana: Mladinska knjiga, p. 2.
  2. ^ Toporišič, Jože. 1994. "Fran Ramovš kot narečjeslovec." Slavistična revija 42: 159–170, p. 168.
  3. ^ a b Toporišič, Jože. 1992. Enciklopedija slovenskega jezika. Ljubljana: Cankarjeva založba, pp. 197.
  4. ^ Zorko, Zinka. 1999. "Štajerska narečja." In: Dušan Voglar (ed.) Enciklopedija Slovenije vol. 13, pp. 131–133. Ljubljana: Mladinska knjiga, p. 132.