The Slovene dialect of Resia (Sn rezijansko) is spoken in northeastern Italy. An innovative system of centralized vowels and archaic traits such as the preservation of imperfect forms makes it stand out among Slovene dialects. Other specific traits, such as the conjunctive, are language-contact induced. The dialect is increasingly used in writing, but no generally accepted orthography exists.
Resian (1,697 words)
Cite this pageSteenwijk, Han, “Resian”, in: Encyclopedia of Slavic Languages and Linguistics Online, Editor-in-Chief Marc L. Greenberg. Consulted online on 04 August 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2589-6229_ESLO_COM_032136>
First published online: 2020
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