CROATIAN SPEECH ALONG THE ADRIATIC COAST - A CASE OF FOUR DISTINCT TOPOLECTS
As part of their basic phonological training at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences in Zagreb, Croatia, four students, each coming from the Adriatic region, gathered to produce, and then share, recordings of their respective topolects in an effort to provide a glimpse at the rich diversity of the Shtokavian dialect of Croatian. Each of us agreed upon reading a small snippet of text from Bolja polovica hrabrosti (engl. The Significant Other of Courage), a novel writen by Ivan Slamnig, one of Croatia's finest postmodernist writers who happens to have roots in the Adriatic region as well. In addition to providing the interested visitor with four different sound recordings of the above text, the authors also transcribed their strings of text by using the IPA chart and prepared an unoffical rendition into English so that one can get a brief idea of what the text is all about. We sincerely hope you enjoy the recordings and all their appendages.
Authors: Jadranko Kužić, Vlaška Iličić, Jozefina Luketić, Manda Hrstić