Styrian dialect group

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The Styrian dialect group (štajerska narečna skupina,[1] štajerščina[2]) is a group of closely related dialects of Slovene. The Lower Carniolan dialects are spoken in central and eastern Slovenian Styria and in the Lower Sava Valley and Central Sava Valley.

Phonological and morphological characteristics[edit]

Among other features, this group is characterized by loss of pitch accent, tonemically high and lengthened accented syllables, lengthening of accented short syllables, and frequent development of a > ɔ, and u > ü in the eastern part of the territory.[3]

Individual dialects and subdialects[edit]


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  3. ^ Toporišič, Jože. 1992. Enciklopedija slovenskega jezika. Ljubljana: Cankarjeva založba, p. 323.
  4. ^ Logar, Tine. 1962. "Današnje stanje in naloge slovenske dialektologije." Jezik in slovstvo 8(1/2): 1–6, p. 4.
  5. ^ Logar, Tine. 1982. "Diftongizacija in monoftongizacija v slovenskih dialektih." Jezik in slovstvo 27: 209–212, p. 211.
  6. ^ Toporišič, Jože. 1994. "Fran Ramovš kot narečjeslovec." Slavistična revija 42: 159–170, p. 168.