Bustocco and Legnanese dialect
|Bustocco and Legnanese|
|50,000 (date missing)|
They are characterised by the Ligurian substratum. While Legnanese is closer to the Milanese dialect, Bustocco is very similar to the modern Ligurian language. In fact, there is the unstressed vowel u at the end of masculine nouns and other words (e.g. Bustocco gatu, secu, coldu, büceu, candu = Legnanese gatt, secch, cald, bicér, quand) and the elimination of some intervocalic consonants (e.g. Bustocco lauà = Legnanese lavurà). In both dialects the stressed a sounds like a mix between a and o.
A comic theatral group called I Legnanesi uses Legnanese (with simplified grammar and lexicon heavily based on Italian) in its shows.