Belogradchik dialect

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The Belogradchik dialect is a Bulgarian dialect, member of the Transitional dialects, which is spoken on the westernmost northern slopes of the Balkan mountains in northwestern Bulgaria. It borders on the Northwestern Byala Slatina-Pleven and Vidin-Lom dialect and north, the Sofia dialect to the southeast and the Serbian Torlak dialect to the southwest.

Phonological and morphological characteristics[edit]

  • Vocalic r and l for Old Church Slavonic ръ/рь and лъ/ль instead of the combinations ръ/ър (~ər) and лъ/ъл (~əl) in Standard Bulgarian (as in the Northwestern dialects): дрво, слза instead of дърво, сълза (tree, tear)
  • Definite articles -ът, -та, -то, -те as in Standard Bulgarian
  • The pronoun for 3rd person, sing. feminine agglomerative is г҄у, н҄у [1] instead of я and the pronoun for 3rd person plural dative is г҄им, г҄ум instead of им

For other phonological and morphological characteristics typical for all Transitional dialects, cf. Transitional Bulgarian dialects.

Sources[edit]

Стойков, Стойко: Българска диалектология, Акад. изд. "Проф. Марин Дринов", 2006 [1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ The diacritic ◌҄ indicates palatalization.