Baraba Tatar

Baraba Tatar

Locations surveyed in Дмитриева (1981).

Data suggests the presence of a sharp dialect line between the three northwestern villages and the four southeastern. Differences include:

  • Preservation of the voicing distinction at word boundaries: az 'few', bŏ 'this' (VII - ), vs. as, po/pu elsewhere.
  • Shift of high vowels /i/, /u/, /ü/ to mid or mid-center vowels /e,ĕ/, /o,ŏ/, /ö,ö̆/ (V, VI, VII - , ) vs. preservation of high vowels (I, II, III, IV - ).
  • Change of /č/ to /ts/: üts 'three' (I, II, III, IV - ) vs. preservation of /č/ elsewhere: ö̆č (V, VI, VII - , ).