Lower Carniolan dialect group

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Map of regional groups of Slovene dialects
  Lower Carniolan (3. Kostel, 4. Kočevje, 5. Northern White Carniola, 6. Southern White Carniola)

The Lower Carniolan dialect group (dolenjska narečna skupina[1]) is a group of closely related dialects of Slovene. The Lower Carniolan dialects are spoken in most of Lower Carniola and in the eastern half of Inner Carniola.

Phonological and morphological characteristics[edit]

Among other features, this group is characterized by pitch accent, extensive diphthongization (ei, ie, uo), an a-colored semivowel, shift of o > u, and partial akanye.[2]

Individual dialects and subdialects[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Smole, Vera. 1998. "Slovenska narečja." Enciklopedija Slovenije vol. 12, pp. 1–5. Ljubljana: Mladinska knjiga, p. 2.
  2. ^ Toporišič, Jože. 1992. Enciklopedija slovenskega jezika. Ljubljana: Cankarjeva založba, p. 25.
  3. ^ a b Logar, Tine. 1996. Dialektološke in jezikovnozgodovinske razprave. Ljubljana: SAZU, p. 42.
  4. ^ a b Logar, Tine. 1996. Dialektološke in jezikovnozgodovinske razprave. Ljubljana: SAZU, p. 203.
  5. ^ Horvat, Sonja. 1994. "Nekaj naglasnih in fonoloških značilnosti slovenskega kostelskega govora." Slavistična revija 42: 305–312, p. 305.