Cakavian Prosody: The Accentual Patterns of the Cakavian by Keith Langston

By Keith Langston

Čakavian dialect is a dialect of the Croatian language. The identify of the dialect stems from the interrogatory pronoun for "what", that is "ča" (or "ca") in Čakavian. Čakavian is these days spoken ordinarily at northeastern Adriatic: in Istria, Kvarner Gulf, in such a lot Adriatic islands, and within the inside valley Gacka, extra sporadically within the Dalmatian littoral and relevant Croatia.

Today, it's spoken totally inside of Croatia's borders, in addition to by means of the Croats in Northern Burgenland (in Austria and in Hungary) can be generally Čakavian, with few small islets of Čakavian dialect audio system in Hungary (most japanese Čakavians are there).

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