January 7, 2011

Endangered Greek Dialect Similar to Ancient Greek

From http://www.physorg.com/news/2011-01-endangered-language-window-video.html

Endangered language opens window on to past
University of Cambridge
January 4, 2011

An endangered Greek dialect which is spoken in north-eastern Turkey has been identified by researchers as a "linguistic goldmine" because of its startling closeness to previous forms of the Greek language.

Fieldwork examining Romeyka, a little-studied form of Greek still spoken in the area around Trabzon, on Turkey's Black Sea coast, has revealed a number of features that it shares with the Koine (or common) Greek of Hellenistic and Roman times.

Read the full article at http://www.physorg.com/news/2011-01-endangered-language-window-video.html

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