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Re: Modern Greek dialects (was: GSF revisited)

From:Philip Newton <philip.newton@...>
Date:Saturday, May 12, 2007, 12:42
On 5/12/07, R A Brown <ray@...> wrote:
> Cretan Greek has more advanced palatalization than the standard language > & this even affects borrowings such as _kilo_ which is pronounce /tSilo/.
Ah yes, that reminds me of the Cypriot word for "over there", /po'tSi/, presumably from από εκεί. So that kind of thing probably happens there, too.
> I don't know whether this > applies to Cyprus, but in some areas, e.g. Crete, the old 3rd person > plural present tense ending -ουσι survived
I've heard it said about Cypriot Greek, too. Cheers, -- Philip Newton <philip.newton@...>