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Notes on the Dialect of Zhèrveni, Kostur Region, as Spoken by Their Descendants in Mustafapaşa and Cemilköy, Turkey

Larry Labro Koroloff


The article dwells upon the dialect of the people of Bulgarian origin in Mustafapasa and Cemilköy, Turkey, descending from the village of Zhèrveni in Kostur region (Aegean Macedonia). The general outline of some peculiarities of the dialect’s phonology is presented as well as some lexical differences between the Christian dialect in the neighbouring villages and the Muslim dialect of Zhèrveni. Three songs in Zhèrveni dialect are published for the first time.


Slavic dialects in Greece; dialects of Muslim Slavs; South-Slavic dialectal phonology

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