Lecchese dialect

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Native to Italy
Native speakers
30,000[citation needed]
Language codes
ISO 639-3
Glottolog None

Lecchese is a dialect of Western Lombard language spoken in the city and suburbs of Lecco (Lombardy).


It has the characteristic, in contrast with the other Comasco-Lecchese dialects, to be influenced by Brianzöö, Valsassinese, Valtellinese and Bergamasque (an Eastern Lombard variety spoken in and around the city of Bergamo).


In the use of vergót (coming from Eastern Lombard) instead of Comasco quajcòss (="something"). Another characteristic is the presence of close "e" instead of "i", and of close "o" instead of "u"; the use of suffixs "-om", "-on" instead of "-amm", "-ã"; the use of suffix "-én" instead of "-ĩ"; the use of article "ul".

See also[edit]


  • Andrea Rognoni, Grammatica dei dialetti della Lombardia, Oscar Mondadori, 2005.
  • Amanzio Aondio - Felice Bassani, Passato da ricordare, Cattaneo Editore Oggiono - Lecco, 1990.