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

By Keith Langston

ISBN-10: 0893572829

ISBN-13: 9780893572822

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 mostly 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 imperative Croatia.

Today, it really is spoken solely inside of Croatia's borders, in addition to via the Croats in Northern Burgenland (in Austria and in Hungary) can be as a rule Čakavian, with few small islets of Čakavian dialect audio system in Hungary (most jap Čakavians are there).

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3. Phonetic Analysis lable nucleus for the long falling accent vs. 7 1 % for the acute in the forms recorded by the first subject, and 32% vs. 69% in the speech of the second subject. Similar differences in the location of the Fo peak may be seen in the dialects studied here, but for most of the dialects they are not as pronounced. The average location of the frequency peak for the falling as opposed to the acute accent is at 12% vs. 19% of the total duration of the syllable nucleus in Crikvenica, 3% vs.

Initial or medial position. Average values for duration, fundamental frequency, and intensity in words with a long en '" accented syllable. Duration given in milliseconds, frequency in hertz, intensity in decibels. The location of frequency and intensity peaks is calculated as a percentage of the total duration of the syllable nucleus. N :::: number of tokens. Accentual N pattern Syllable Dur. Fundamental frequency End Peak Beg. Fo peak Intensity Intensity at B eg. 93 69. 10 56. 12 1% pretonic ::7 o � � c;.

70) are not included. In Hreljin the acute accent is realized as ris­ ing in this environment, while in most of the forms from Jadranovo it is slightly falling. The falling accent in both dialects is less markedly falling than in sentence-final position. The average location of the Fo peak is in the first 10% of the duration of the syllable nucleus in most of the examples for both types of accent in J adranovo, but in Hreljin the Fo peak occurs consid­ erably later in syllables with an acute as opposed to a falling accent.

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