- Babyak dialect
The Babyak dialect is a Bulgarian dialect, member of the Rup or Southeastern Bulgarian dialects. It is spoken in several mountainous villages on the western fringes of the
Rhodopesand is thus sandwiched between the Chepino dialecton the east and northeast and the Razlog dialectto the south and west. It shares a number of phonological characteristics with both the Rup (especially the Rhodopean) and the Southwestern dialects. Because of its specific reflexes of Old Church Slavonic yat, it is generally classified as a Rup dialect but is actually transitional between the two dialectal groups.
Phonological and morphological characteristics
* Broad e (IPA|æ) for Old Church Slavonic
yatin all positions and regardless of the word stress and the character of the following syllable: "бIPA|æл/бIPA|æли" vs. formal Bulgarian "бял/бели" (white), "гол'IPA|æм"/"гол'IPA|æми" vs. formal Bulgarian "голям/големи" (big). This is a feature the Babyak dialectshares with the Rhodopean dialects, and especially with the Smolyan and Hvoyna dialects
* Vowel a for Old Church Slavonic big yus Unicode |ѫ and little yus Unicode|ѧ (as in the neighbouring Samokov and Ihtiman dialects to the north and the Dorkovo subdialect of the Rhodopean
Chepino dialectto the east): "зап" vs. Standard Bulgarian "зъп" (tooth), "даж'до" vs. Standard Bulgarian "дъж'дът" (the rain)
* IPA|ɛ for Old Church Slavonic little yus (Unicode|ѧ) - as in Standard Bulgarian
* Single masculine definite article -o (as in the neighbouring
Samokov dialectto the north): "гар'бо" vs. Standard Bulgarian "гър'бът" (the back).
For other phonological and morphological characteristics typical for all Rup or Rhodopean dialects, cf.
Стойков, Стойко: Българска диалектология, Акад. изд. "Проф. Марин Дринов", 2006 [http://www.promacedonia.org/jchorb/st/st_2_b_izt_3.htm#babjashki]
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