The development of the Hidegség and Fertöhomok vowel system



    The variety of Croatian spoken in Hidegseg & Fertohomok, villages in northwest Hungary, is claimed to be Kajkavian. Their vowel systems differ somewhat; both have six stressed vowels distinguished by length, but Fertohomok has five unstressed vowels & Hidegseg four. The development of these two systems is traced from the Proto-Kajkavian system reconstructed by W. R. Vermeer (1983). It is asserted that the fronting of *u/*u to u/u is not just a local development but is shared with common Kajkavian & some Cakavian & Stokavian dialects. Later these were defronted, causing u to be lowered to o. All the changes can be explained as straightforward developments from Proto-Kajkavian rather than as contaminations of Cakavian or Stokavian origin.
    Originele taal-2Dutch
    TitelStudies in South Slavic and Balkan Linguistics
    RedacteurenJ Schaeken, A A Barentsen, B M Groen, R Sprenger
    Plaats van productieAmsterdam-Atlanta (GA)
    Pagina's111 - 142
    Aantal pagina's32
    StatusPublished - 1996

    Publicatie series

    Naam Studies in Slavic and General Linguistics
    ISSN van geprinte versie0169-0124


    • Croatian dialectology, Kajkavian, historical Slavic linguistics

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