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The name of the region '''Herzegovina''' is pronounced in [[RP]] with the first syllable like 'hurts', or like the German '''''Herr''''' (near English 'hair'), the second a [[shwa]], and the third (which carries the primary stress) like 'of': {{IPA|ˌhɜː (*''or'' eə) <sup>r</sup>ts ə ˈgɒv ɪn ə}}. In its own language ([[Serbo-Croat]], Hercegovina is pronounced similarly, with a slightly [[Long vowel - short vowel|'longer' '-i-']]: /ˌh (''or'' χ) ɜː (*''or'' eə) <sup>r</sup>ts ə ˈgɒv in ə]].
 
The name of the region '''Herzegovina''' is pronounced in [[RP]] with the first syllable like 'hurts', or like the German '''''Herr''''' (near English 'hair'), the second a [[shwa]], and the third (which carries the primary stress) like 'of': {{IPA|ˌhɜː (*''or'' eə) <sup>r</sup>ts ə ˈgɒv ɪn ə}}. In its own language ([[Serbo-Croat]], Hercegovina is pronounced similarly, with a slightly [[Long vowel - short vowel|'longer' '-i-']]: /ˌh (''or'' χ) ɜː (*''or'' eə) <sup>r</sup>ts ə ˈgɒv in ə]].
  
Herzegovina forms about a quarter of what is called informally [[Bosnia]]. The country is formally '''Bosnia and Herzegovina''', abbreviated as BiH (''i'' is Serbo-Croat for 'and').
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Herzegovina forms about a quarter of what is called informally [[Bosnia]]. The country is formally '''Bosnia and Herzegovina''', abbreviated as BiH (''i'' is Serbo-Croat for 'and') or B&H.
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::'''''[[etymology|Etymological]] note''''': '''Herzegovina''' is derived from the German ''Herzog'', or Duke, the title assumed in 1448 by Stjepan Kosača .
  
 
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Revision as of 18:59, 3 August 2020

The name of the region Herzegovina is pronounced in RP with the first syllable like 'hurts', or like the German Herr (near English 'hair'), the second a shwa, and the third (which carries the primary stress) like 'of': IPA: /ˌhɜː (*or eə) rts ə ˈgɒv ɪn ə/. In its own language (Serbo-Croat, Hercegovina is pronounced similarly, with a slightly 'longer' '-i-': /ˌh (or χ) ɜː (*or eə) rts ə ˈgɒv in ə]].

Herzegovina forms about a quarter of what is called informally Bosnia. The country is formally Bosnia and Herzegovina, abbreviated as BiH (i is Serbo-Croat for 'and') or B&H.

Etymological note: Herzegovina is derived from the German Herzog, or Duke, the title assumed in 1448 by Stjepan Kosača .