The aim of this article is to investigate dialectal variation of plural endings of ari-words in Faroese, i.e., masculine words with ari-ending in singular.Such wordsfor examplelærari‘teacher’ may get different plural endings in spoken Faroese: ar, ir, a, and R(lærarar, lærarir, lærara, læraR2). In the written language there is only one correct plural form which is ar: lærarar. The empirical material in this article is picked up from a corpus of spoken language,Føroyskur talumálsbanki, which is a corpus management and analysis system for annotated corpora.Thearticle isalso a study of the usability of the corpus concerning dialectal variation in spoken Faroese.The result of the correlation shows that the non-standardized ir-variant is most frequentin the corpus. Here I investigate the variation by correlating them with two non-linguistic variables, place, and age.
|Number of pages||10|
|Publication status||Published - 30 Aug 2022|
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