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Cordobés Spanish

Variants of Spanish language spoken in Argentina by Berta Elena Vidal de Battini[1]

Cordobés Spanish is a variant of the Spanish language spoken by the inhabitants of the city of Córdoba, Argentina, and its adjacent territories. This is an accent (tune in Argentina) characteristic and popularly known at national level: The Cordobés tune is subject of constant humorous references, self-referential or not, in the folk tales and in the Argentina Media.[2]

This accent has such great differences respect of the provinces surrounding a Córdoba, which deserves a separate chapter in the cultural studies about this city. No it seems to relate to any other accent of another town in the region, and this is cause for question about the origin of its characteristics, seemingly unique. It is supposed to come from the a linguistic substratum of comechingones, which in its later years settled that territory[3][4]

The tune, that extends to the central departments and barely penetrates spans the province of San Luis, notably the distinguishing feature is the extension to the sound of the vowel of to syllable before to the tonic, also in the vowels of the tonic syllable in esdrújulas words of three syllables [5] The tune also tends to lengthen the word in the end.

According Donni de Mirande (1991) and Vidal de Battini (1964), Córdobes variant, covers most of the provinces of Córdoba and San Luis (influenced by be next and the impact of the Córdobes media) and is a transition zone that limite with the other language areas of eastern, northern and western Argentina[1][6]


  1. ^ a b Berta Elena Vidal de Battini, The Spanish of Argentina, Buenos Aires, National Board of Education, 1966.
  2. ^ "The television loves the Cordobés tune". Día a Día. October 21, 2013. Retrieved April 6, 2014. 
  3. ^ Álvarez, Luis Rodolfo (December 2003). "6". The aboriginal languages (testimony of our roots). Córdoba, Argentina: Alción Editora. p. 136.  
  4. ^ "The Córdoba tune and its Comechingón origin". La Mañana de Córdoba. July 6, 2011. Retrieved April 6, 2014. 
  5. ^ Audio of Luis Juez, with typical Córdobes accent.
  6. ^ Maya Lucila Zarza; Eva Garrigosa Solà; María Eugenia De la Torre; Sarah Stijnen. "The Spanish in Argentina". Faculty of Philology,  

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