The Korouni dialect , is a Southwestern Iranian language but close to Kurdish. The speakers of Korouni live in scattered pockets in Southern Iranian Fars province around Shiraz, Sepidan and Kazerun. The succeeding information is about the dialect spoken around the latter tow cities.
The transcription used here is only a approximation:
short: a, a, e, i, o, u*long: a, e, o
fricative: d, like in, 'pedar' (father).
voiced velar fricative: , like in 'ti' (thorn).
alveolar trill: like in 'borra' (flail).
palatal: 'g' and 'k', like in 'gilas' (cherry) and 'goruk' (hank of yarn) for 'k'.
Infinitive markers: -an, -in, -en
The suffix "-aka" makes nouns definite. Examples:cera (lamp) cera-aka (the lamp)
The indefinite marker is "i". Example:melal (child) melal-i (a child)
The plural is marked by the suffix "-al" . Examples:sif (apple) sif-al-aka (the apples)orsi (shoe) orsi-y-al-aka (the shoes) ('y' is used if noun ends in vowel)
Dialects of Fars
Southwestern Iranian languages