linguoboy wrote:Wow, terrific post, pittmirg!
Thanks for appreciation!
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Prowler wrote:I only really talk to one or two people from this part of Europe. One is Slovenian and doesn't seem to hate anyone. he just thinks Croatians are kind of douchey for forcing Slovenians to speak their language instead of trying to learn or understand Slovenian themselves.
Saim wrote:Where do they live?
Johanna wrote:Zagreb is Kajkavian
vijayjohn wrote:Johanna wrote:Zagreb is Kajkavian
Historically yes, but it's apparently dying out there or at best heavily influenced by Shtokavian. When my cousin got married there, I asked his father-in-law who's from near Zagreb what languages he knew because I'd already been told he didn't speak any English. He said (in (Štokavian) Croatian), "Only Croatian." I tried asking him whether he spoke anything else at all, including Kajkavian, but he said no.
Saim wrote:I've met young people from Zagreb and beyond pitch accent, the word "kaj" and the future tense (bum, buš + past tense jnstead of ću, ćeš + infinitive) they seem to pretty much speak Standard Croatian even amongst themselves.
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