Journal of Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences in Split, No. 9 July 2017
Original scientific paper
Josip Galić http://orcid.org/0000-0002-4416-9241 ; Department of Croatian and Slavic Studies, University of Zadar
The paper deals with prosodic features of the local dialect of Nisko in Dalmatian Zagora. The research is conducted on the basis of data excerpted from the corpus of dictaphone recordings. The collected data is compared with existing descriptions of the prosodic features of the local dialects of Dalmatian Zagora and with data collected in neighboring settlements of the Muć-Lećevica area (Gizdavac, Gornje Postinje, Kladnjice, Konjsko) and Zamosorje (Kotlenice). The accent inventory of the local dialect of Nisko is typical NeoŠtokavian, with two falling ( i ) and two rising accents ( ̀ i ́) and well-preserved pretonic length. Rising accents rarely can apper on monosyllabic words, as well as falling accents on the medial sylablles of polysyllabic words. Lenghtening before sonorants occurs in internal syllables before any consonant cluster whose first member is sonorant (-RC-), and in final syllables only before j (-j#). »The Kanovački« accent is attested on the short Protoslavic vowels *e, *o, *ъ i *ь ( róda, but jèla) and on the short prefixes in derived nouns with the structure ‘prefix + stem + zero morph’ (prózor, but pònos).
Nisko; Dalmatian Zagora; Štokavian; Western dialect; prosody