User:Ptrifon1/Language selection

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I would like to work with Tehya Banach ([[1]])

Language Preferences

1. Kajkavian 2. Chakavian 3. Torlakian


Morphological Typology: Kajkavian is a fusional language because it is derived from Croatian which is a fusional language. It features use of suffixes and a stress-based accentual system.

Basic Information: Kajkavian is a language spoken in parts of Croatia. There is debate about whether it is its own language or a dialect of Serbo-Croatian however it seems that most Croatian linguists lean towards the former option. There is no easily available estimate about the number of Kajkavian speakers. Its ISO 639-3 code is kjv.

Text Availability Information: Several texts are available on this language such that it seems to be feasible to work with. Most notably there are several books and an online dictionary.

Links: [[2]], [[3]]


Morphological Typology: Chakavian is a fusional language because it is also derived from Croatian which is a fusional language. It features use of suffixes and a rising accent accuation system.

Basic Information: Chakavian is spoken in southwestern Croatia along the coast. It has notably been influenced by the Romance languages, especially Italian, Dalmatian, and Venetian. Approximately 80,000 people speak Chakavian as a native language. Its ISO 639-3 code is ckm. - tones

Text Availability Information: Upon a cursory search it seems that some Christian resources and grammar books are available. This would probably have enough resources to be a feasible language to work with.

Links: [[4]], [[5]]


Morphological Typology: Torlakian is a fusional language because it is based on Serbian, which is fusional. It features declensions and suffixes.

Basic Information: Torlakian is spoken mainly in Serbia but it reaches into parts of Bulgaria, Macedonia, and and Kosovo. It is a slavic language sharing roots and many language features with Bulgarian, Macedonian, and Serbian. According to wikipedia, there is an undated figure of 1.5 million native speakers. It does not have an ISO 639-3 code.

Text Availability Information: A cursory investigation into source availability did not return many sources. Even a search for a torlakian bible did not prove successful. This seems like it would not be a very feasible language to work with.

Links: [[6]]

Several notes on formatting:

  • Links to other places on the wiki use double brackets, e.g., User:Tbanach1/Language_selection, or Tehya's language selection page. (click edit to see code)
  • Links to external resources only use single brackets, e.g. Torlakian dialects.
  • Use == (and similar) for headings, don't just make it bold.
  • You can use # for numbered lists, instead of writing out the numbers.
  • Don't put commas between the categories—just list them. (That's why there are extra commas at the bottom of the page.)