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Central Bavarian, also known as Central Austro-Bavarian, form a subgroup of Bavarian dialects in large parts of Austria
Austria
and the German state of Bavaria
Bavaria
along the Danube
Danube
river, on the northern side of the Eastern Alps. They are spoken in the 'Old Bavarian' regions of Upper Bavaria
Bavaria
(with Munich), Lower Bavaria
Lower Bavaria
and in the adjacent parts of the Upper Palatinate
Upper Palatinate
region around Regensburg, in Upper and Lower Austria, in Vienna
Vienna
(see Viennese German), in the state of Salzburg, as well as in the northern and eastern parts of Styria
Styria
and Burgenland.

Contents

1 Differences 2 Characteristics 3 See also 4 References

Differences[edit] There are noticeable differences in the language within the group, but changes occur along a west-east dialect continuum on both sides of the historic border of the Bavarian stem duchy with the later Duchy of Austria. That means that the distinct languages of Vienna
Vienna
and Munich are very different from each other, but the dialects of any two neighboring towns in between will be quite similar. However, due to influences of the corresponding political centers, discontinuous change is nowadays noticeable along the national border between Austria
Austria
and Germany. Generally, Viennese has some characteristics differentiating it from other Bavarian dialects due to the influence of languages spoken by people moving to Vienna
Vienna
from many areas of Austria-Hungary
Austria-Hungary
during the 19th century. Characteristics[edit] A characteristic of Central Bavarian
Central Bavarian
is the vocalization of l and r after e or i. E.g. the standard German viel becomes either vui (in Western Central Bavarian) or vüü (in Eastern Central Bavarian). The border between the western and eastern subgroups roughly coincides with the border between Bavaria
Bavaria
and Austria. In all subgroups, hard consonants such as p, t, k are softened to become b, d, g. See also[edit]

Austrian German

References[edit]

^ a b Ethnologue entry ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "South Bavarian". Glottolog
Glottolog
3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.  ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Southern Bavarian". Glottolog
Glottolog
3.0. Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Hu

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