Sallaans (Dutch: Sallands) is a collective term for the Dutch Low Saxondialects of the region Salland, in the eastern Netherlands. A common term used by native speakers for their dialect, which is also used by Low Saxon speakers from other regions for their respective dialects, is plat or simply dialect. Yet another common usage is to refer to the language by the name of the local variety, where for instance Dal(f)sens would be the name for the Sallaans variety spoken in the village of Dalfsen. Sallands is more influenced by the Hollandic dialects than Twents or Achterhoeks. This influence is known as the Hollandse expansie. For example, the word 'house' is hoes in Twente but huus in Salland. The Hollandic dialects of the 17th century still had uu sounds in their vocabulary, and these uu sounds came into Sallands.
[ɡ] appears only as an allophone of /k/ before voiced consonants.
After long close and close-mid vowels, /r/ surfaces as a diphthongization of the vowel, as in zoer[ˈzuːə̯]. This also happens in compounds: veurkämer[vøːə̯kæːmr̩].[stress needed] It is also often dropped preconsonantally after /ə/.
Unlike in Standard Dutch, the long close-mid monophthongs /eː, øː, oː/ are actual monophthongs and not narrow closing diphthongs [ei, øy, ou]. They do not appear before /r/ whenever that consonant occurs before a vowel or at the end of a word, where the open-mid series /ɛː, œː, ɔː/ occurs instead.
The schwa /ə/ is often dropped before /n/, resulting in a syllabic nasal homorganic with the preceding consonant. This occurs after most consonants, including nasals themselves: piepen[ˈpiːpm̩], slóffen[ˈslʊfɱ̍], gieten[ˈχiːtn̩], kieken[ˈkikŋ̍], esprungen[əˈspruŋŋ̍], lachen[ˈlɑχɴ̩]. The sequences /əl/ and /ər/ are treated the same, except for the fact that they do not assimilate to the place of articulation of the preceding consonant.