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Shikoku dialect

Shikoku Japanese
Native to Japan
Region Shikoku
Native speakers
(this article does not contain any information regarding the number of speakers)
Japonic
Language codes
ISO 639-3
Glottolog shik1243[1]
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Shikoku dialect area. Orange: Kyoto-type pitch accent. Yellow: Kyushu-type.

The Shikoku dialects (四国方言 Shikoku hōgen) are a group of the Japanese dialects spoken in Shikoku Island.

The Shikoku dialects are:

The Shikoku dialect has many similarities to Chūgoku dialect in grammar. Shikoku dialect uses ken for "because", and -yoru in progressive aspect and -toru or -choru in the perfect. Some people in Kōchi Prefecture use kin, kini, or ki instead of ken, - or - instead of -yoru, and -chō or -chū instead of -choru.

The largest difference between Shikoku dialect and Chūgoku dialect is in pitch accent. Many dialects in Shikoku uses Kyoto-Osaka-type accent or its variations and are

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