The Koroshi dialect , is a Northwestern Iranian language. The speakers of Koroshi live in scattered pockets in Southern Iranian Fars province. The number of speakers was roughly estimated to be 1000 in 2006.
The transcription used here is only a approximation:
short: a, a, e, i, o, u*long: a:, a, e, i, o, u
fricative: d, like in, 'sad' (hundred).
voiced velar fricative: , like in 'maz' (copula).
alveolar trill: like in 'arra' .
palatal: 'g' and 'k', like in 'heykal' (body) and 'merzeng' (eyelash).
Infinitive markers: -ag ('g' is palatal here).
The suffixes "-yok" and "-a" make nouns definite. Examples:golabi (pear) golabi-yok (the pear)bamard (man) bamard-a (the man)
The indefinite marker is "i". Example:cok (child) cokk-i (a child)
The plural is marked by the suffixes "-gal" and "obar" . Examples:mardin (man) mardin-gal (men)sib (apple) sib-obar (apples)
Adjectives are placed before nouns. Examples:siyahayn angur (black grape)qasanguveyn piraham (beautiful shirt)
Dialects of Fars
Northwestern Iranian languages