North White Carniolan dialect

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The North White Carniolan dialect (severnobelokranjsko narečje[1]) is a Slovene dialect in the Lower Carniolan dialect group. It is spoken in northern White Carniola north of the line from Kanižarica to Črnomelj. It includes the settlements of Semič and Metlika.[2]

Phonological and morphological characteristics[edit]

The North White Carniolan dialect lacks a pitch accent and underwent the third accentual retraction, which also applied to long syllables. There was no early mixing with Croatian in this dialect.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Smole, Vera. 1998. "Slovenska narečja." Enciklopedija Slovenije vol. 12, pp. 1–5. Ljubljana: Mladinska knjiga, p. 2.
  2. ^ a b Toporišič, Jože. 1992. Enciklopedija slovenskega jezika. Ljubljana: Cankarjeva založba, p. 269.