Secondary Iotation as Expressed in the Publication Practice of Divković’s Works, Namely his Sermons – an Interesting yet Solvable Problem Cover Image
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Sekundarna jotacija – zanimljivo, ali rješivo pitanje izdavačke prakse Divkovićevih djela (na primjeru Besjeda)
Secondary Iotation as Expressed in the Publication Practice of Divković’s Works, Namely his Sermons – an Interesting yet Solvable Problem

Author(s): Vuk-Tadija Barbarić
Subject(s): Comparative Linguistics, Comparative Study of Literature, Croatian Literature
Published by: Franjevačka teologija Sarajevo
Keywords: secondary (new) iotation; Matija Divković; Besjede (‘Sermons’); historical sociolinguistics; textual criticism; publication practice; orthography; non-fused pronunciation;
Summary/Abstract: As the author of this paper had an active role in the recently published transcription of Divković’s Sermons and scholarly studies about this work, the author has come into contact with interesting questions regarding the potential realization of secondary iotation in Matija Divković’s literary works.To be more precise, the main question is whether it was publication practice to note potential secondary iotation as palatals /ļ/ and /ń/ or as non-fused sequences /l/ + /j/ and /n/ + /j/. The authors and editors of Divković’s Sermons have until now for the most part engaged in the practice of noting separate sequences, but the reasons behind such an approach have not been expounded on in literature. There are two possible and probable objections to differentiating non-fused sequences from palatals in publication practices.The first possible objection is that it is unclear which pronunciation lies behind the graphemes, and the second is that a non-fused pronunciation did not exist in Divković’s time, in other words that it is not accurate to distinguish between non-fused and fused pronunciations.

  • Page Range: 247-263
  • Page Count: 17
  • Publication Year: 2017
  • Language: Croatian