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Govor Murskog Središća
Dialect of Mursko Središće

Author(s): Đuro Blažeka
Subject(s): Cultural history, Theoretical Linguistics, Phonetics / Phonology, Morphology, Comparative Linguistics, South Slavic Languages, Philology
Published by: Akadémiai Kiadó
Keywords: Croatian language; dialectology; Mursko Središće; Međimurje; Prekmurje;

Summary/Abstract: This paper describes the underlying phonological and morphological properties of the Mursko Središće dialect in the context of its relations with other dialects of Međimurje and with dialects of the neighbouring Slovenian territories. This dialect belongs to the Upper subdialect of the Međimurje region. It is characterized by a large number of diphthongs, open and open in positions where we would normally expect a closed Y and closed R. Also visible is the tendency of reflecting the old rear nasal *Y as a, which has already been confirmed in the Croatian–Slovenian language contact in some dialects in Istria and Hrvatsko Zagorje. Morphology is mostly characterized by syncretism of dative, locative, and instrumental endings -aj in the declension of nouns and adjectives. The paper also gives examples for the pseudo-analogonymy between the dialects of Mursko Središće, Prelog, and Beltinci in Prekmurje.

  • Issue Year: 58/2013
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 275-287
  • Page Count: 13
  • Language: Croatian