Reka dialect

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The Reka Dialect (brown color) on the map of Macedonian dialects.

The Reka dialect (Macedonian: Рекански дијалект, Rekanski dijalekt) is a member of the west and north-west subgroup of the western group of dialects of the Macedonian language. The dialect is mainly spoken on the territory of the region Reka in north-western Macedonia. The Reka dialect is very close with the Galičnik and the Debar dialects. This dialect contains a lot of archaic words.

Phonological characteristics[edit]

  • High usage of the consonant /[f]/ (ф)
  • Low usage of the consonant // (Џ) - replacing it with ž (ж) or žd (жд)
  • Use of o instead of a

Morphological characteristics[edit]

  • The end of the verbs from a group are frequently pronounced as verbs from e group (играат > играет)
  • Use of the three articles
  • Use of the suffix for third person singular
  • Use of the preposition во/в

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