Christian Velásquez Pañganiban (tisoi) wrote in linguaphiles,
Christian Velásquez Pañganiban
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Conservative Greek variety, Romeyka

This has been in the media lately. Romeyka, a conservative variety of Greek spoken by about 5000 in Turkey is being by a Cambridge philologist. One of the things it preseves is the infinitive which standard Modern Greek lacks. There is an article about it in the UK newspaper Independent.

On another note, I can totally see this as being hyped as "OMG ANCIENT GREEK WAS FOUND IN TURKEY" the way that Elizabeth English is rumored to survive in Appalachia.

Also, could a Greek speaker comment on this? Is it intelligible? I'm interested in seeing a transcription of what was said and a translation into Standard Modern Greek.

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