The origin of nasality in Macedonian dialects
Articles
Irena Sawicka
Polish Academy of Sciences
Published 2021-07-26
https://doi.org/10.15388/SBOL.2021.18
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Keywords

nasal vowels
multilingualism
Macedonian dialects
Greek dialects

How to Cite

Sawicka I. (2021) “The origin of nasality in Macedonian dialects”, Vilnius University Open Series, pp. 340-353. doi: 10.15388/SBOL.2021.18.

Abstract

There is general consensus that the southern Macedonian dialects have partially retained the Proto-Slavic nasal vowels, and that the preservation was favoured by local Greek phonetics. There was, however, an additional source of (non-etymological) nasality in Macedonian – the Greek pre-nasalisation of stops. In the article, I would like to re-examine this issue in terms of the hypothesis that the source of nasality in Macedonian dialects was not the old nasal vowels, but the Greek pre-nasalisation of stops.

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