Execution of middle-upper-German ō in German dialects in Moravia
The performed dialectological research in historical dialects in Moravia and Silesia shows the following results. The phonic dialectal realisations coming from a given middle-upper German quantity can be different depending on the lexical representation in one area. The summary of dialectal variations relating to default middle-upper German vowel quality can differ particularly in the examined word. The present article shows comparison among three words documenting dialectal reflection of middle-upper German long ō in the Small Atlas of German Dialects in Moravia and Silesia with words which work — does not cover — namely (rot, Schrot, Rohr and Floh). The differences based on the comparison are as follows. ‘Rot’ unlike ‘groß’ has a strikingly higher level of occurrence with ū. With the word ‘Schrot’ a variation with a diphthong oi was recorded. This diphthong does not occur anywhere else. The word ‘Lohn’ predominantly occurs with ō, although there is no nasal sound but nasalisation. Before vibrant in the word ‘Rohr’ the variation with ō is absolutely predominant. One-syllable word ‘Floh’ is characterised, contrary to previous words, by increase in diphthongised forms.