Phonological Remarks on the Brovinje Idiom (Istria)

Author:
Silvana Vranić, Ivana Nežić
Email:
silvana@ffri.hr; ivana.repac@pu.t-com.hr
Summary
The paper gives an overview of the inventory and the distribution of vowels, consonants and prosodic units in the Brovinje idiom (Istria). On the basis of these characteristics, and other distinctions that were confirmed during this research, it is confirmed that the Brovinje idiom belongs to the Cakavian dialect and that there is great similarity between this idiom and the Labin idioms of the central Istrian subdialect of the Ekavian dialect.
Key words
Cakavian dialect; Ekavian dialect; central Istrian subdialect; Labin idioms; Brovinje idiom; vowels; consonants; prosodic units
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