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Title: Castúo  
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Subject: Andalusian Spanish, Peninsular Spanish, Castrapo, Castilian Spanish, Spanish language
Collection: Extremaduran Culture, Spanish Variants of Spain
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Castúo is the generic name for the dialects of Spanish spoken in the autonomous community of Extremadura, in Spain. It must not be confused with Extremaduran language, a variety from Astur-leonese roots, or Fala language, from Galician-Portuguese roots.


  • Phonological characteristics 1
  • Grammar characteristics 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4

Phonological characteristics

  • Debuccalization (reduction to ) of and in syllable-final position. This feature is common with all Spanish varieties in the southern half of Spain.
  • Frequent loss of d, in any position. This feature is common with all Spanish varieties in the southern half of Spain
  • Simplification of the consonantic group -nf, to f
  • Simplification of the consonantic group -rj, to j
  • Simplification of the consonantic group rn, to nn
  • Pronunciation of word-initial 'h' as a glottal fricative, [h], in many words where Latin had an initial F. This feature is common with most Andalusian varieties
  • General loss of r in final position

Grammar characteristics


Assossiation for the study and divulgation of Extremaduran linguistic patrimonyAPLEx

External links

  • castúoJosé María Gabriel y Galán's poems, poetry in
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