Castúo

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Castúo is the generic name for the dialects of Spanish spoken in the autonomous community of Extremadura, in Spain. It must not be confused with either Extremaduran, from Astur-leonese roots, or Fala, from Galician-Portuguese roots.

Phonology[edit]

  • Debuccalization (reduction to [h]) of [s] and [θ] in syllable-final position, as is common in Spanish varieties in the southern half of Spain.
  • Frequent loss of d, in any position, as is common in Spanish varieties in the southern half of Spain.
  • Simplification of the consonantic group -nf, to f
  • Simplification of the consonantic group -rj, to j
  • Simplification of the consonantic group rn, to nn
  • Pronunciation of word-initial 'h' as a glottal fricative, [h], in many words in which Latin had an initial 'f', as is common in most Andalusian varieties.
  • Occasional consonantic change l/r and r/l, which occurs in Andalusian Spanish as well
  • General loss of r in final position

Morphology[edit]

Writers[edit]

References[edit]

APLEx Association for the study and divulgation of Extremaduran linguistic patrimony

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