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Pomak, pomatsko or na pomaški, refers to a number of non-standardized South Slavic varieties spoken by Muslim communities in Bulgaria, Greece, and Turkey. Pomak is generally no longer transmitted to younger generations. Although Pomak is traditionally considered a conservative Bulgarian dialect, it exhibits some significant grammatical innovations. It has recently attracted attention not only for the typologically rare use of “nominal tense” due to an innovative development of its three-way deictic …

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Adamou, Evangelia, “Pomak”, in: Encyclopedia of Slavic Languages and Linguistics Online, Editor-in-Chief General Editor Marc L. Greenberg, Lenore A. Grenoble. Consulted online on 03 December 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2589-6229_ESLO_COM_031963>
First published online: 2020

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