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.
Philip Newton <philip.newton@...>