Zagorje-Trbovlje subdialect

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The Zagorje-Trbovlje subdialect (zagorsko-trboveljski govor[1]) is a Slovene subdialect in the Styrian dialect group. It is a subdialect of the Lower Sava Valley dialect[2] and is spoken in the Central Sava Valley, including the settlements of Zagorje ob Savi, Trbovlje, and Hrastnik.[3]

Phonological and morphological characteristics[edit]

The Zagorje-Trbovlje subdialect has a vowel system characterized by ie and uo-type diphthongs, like the Lower Carniolan dialects, but unlike these dialects it has stress accent rather than a pitch accent.[3]


  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. 197.
  3. ^ a b Dornik, Maša. 2005. "Zagorsko-trboveljski govor." Term paper, University of Maribor, Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, p. 2.