26 January 2011

Talking with Plato?

This is the sort of thing I find utterly fascinating. Greek-speaking Muslims continue to live in the Turkish Pontos speaking a dialect of ρωμαίϊκα, a language with grammatical structures retained from classical Greek. Listen as well to the distinctive Pontic music in the background. Incidentally, ρωμαιϊκά means Roman, which harks back to the time when Orthodox Christians living in the Eastern Roman Empire called themselves Ρωμαίοι, or Romans.

1 comment:

Παύλος said...

Very interesting indeed but not completely correct.
An equally interesting analysis is found here: http://sarantakos.wordpress.com/2011/01/21/ofitika/

(I assume you speak Greek!)


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